University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Particle Physics

The research group works in 2 areas: theory and experiment; theory research concerns fundamental physics at all energy scales, from hadronic binding energy to the massive forces at play in the 1st instants of the universe�s existence; our current research explores developments in both perturbative and non-perturbative field theory, renormalization theory and the application of quantum theory to other branches of physics, such as turbulence theory and condensed matter systems; with experiment, we look to understand the fundamental particles of nature and the interactions that govern their behaviour; in particular, from understanding the symmetries present in the universe, we seek to explain the dominance of matter over anti-matter, and mechanisms of symmetry-breaking that led to the creation of mass via the Higgs boson and non-Standard Model particles.

Entry requirements

UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent in physics; 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

Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
01316 505273