University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Research areas include: astrophysics; high energy physics; atomic,mesoscopic and optical physics; biological and soft systems; microelectronics; nanophotonics; optoelectronics; quantum matter; semiconductor physics; surface, microstructure and fracture; theory of condensed matter; thin film magmetism; particular areas of research include: quantum effect devices; nanolithography; superconductivity; magnetic thin films; conducting polymers; surface physics; fracture wear and erosion; microstructural physics; amorphous solids; electron microscopy; electronic structure theory and computation; structural phase transitions; fractals; quantum Monte Carlo calculations; inferential sciences (Bayesian method, geometrical algebra, maximum entropy, neural networks); medical imaging; PhD students are expected to attend lectures, seminars and colloquia and are assessed at the end of year 1 by means of PG Cert; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

2.1 Master of science or Master of physics in physics or a cognate discipline; or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

Research Studentship funding:STFC (about 7 per year); EPSRC (about 18 per year); BBSRC (1 per year); plus industrial CASE awards and fully-funded JJ Thomson Studentship; Also DTC in Nanotechnology.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Secretary, Cavendish Laboratory
Telephone number: 
01223 337420