Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Research strengths are in: Atomic data for astrophysics and fusion research; atomic many-body theory; atomic structure and properties; collisions of electrons, photons, positrons, ions and atoms with ions, atoms and molecules; multiphoton processes, including multiphoton ionisation, harmonic generation, and ultra-fast (multi-)electron dynamics induced by attosecond pulses; quantum information theory, quantum many-body systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and quantum theory on light-matter interaction.

Entry requirements

For PhD degrees candidates should have a 2:1 degree as a minimum and it is recommended a taught Masters degree; there may be a specific requirement (e.g. language skills; driving license; willingness to travel) associated with particular projects these are clearly identified where necessary. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each individual component (or equivalent qualification).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585