University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Condensed Matter Physics

The condensed matter physics group studies the structural, electrical and magnetic properties of solids; we make artificial materials combining very thin layers of metals, alloys and oxides; we work with nanostructured and low dimensionality materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene; we investigate and exploit new and interesting effects that arise from the interactions and transport of electrons in these systems.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold at least a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to their proposed field of research; applicants without such qualifications may be accepted in special circumstances but they will have to demonstrate their suitability by taking examinations or by other appropriate means, both before and during their studies; applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study, applicants require either the British Council IELTS with a score of 6.0 (with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading and 5.0 in speaking and writing skills) or paper based TOEFL with a score of 550 (with 4.0 on the Test of Written English TWE) or computer based TOEFL with a score of 220 (with an essay rating of 4.0); however, some departments may require an English Language qualification above the stipulated minimum.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

School of Physics and Astronomy
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3839