University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Nuclear Physics

The department's research includes studies to identify both the baryonic and non-baryonic constituents of the universe, the influence of nuclear reactions on stellar explosions, and the quark substructures of hadrons; the main areas of our research include: photonuclear research; exotic nuclei; nuclear astrophysics; silicon detector devices; dark matter research.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent in physics, or related disciplines; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Physics Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5236