University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Photon Physics

The programme covers research in photoionisation, laser and electron impact excitation experiments; it also has a strong research programme in laser photomedicine, in laser development including fibre lasers, and in non-linear optics; other research groups include the astronomy and astrophysics groups research covers a wide range of observational, modeling, theoretical and technological interests; the biological physics group's research is centred on bio-interfaces, addressing issues such as biophysics conformations of interfacially immobilised proteins and design peptides, surface bio-compatibility, controlled release of plasmid DNA and effects of surface chemistries and topology on vacular cell growth and tissue structuring mediated by extracellular membrane proteins; the condensed matter physics group has an experimental programme studying superfluid helium, and mesoscopic physics; the nonlinear and liquid crystal physics group has a progamme of research in many aspects of liquid crystal physics and in chaos, turbulence, vortices and granular flows; the nuclear physics group has a wide programme including exotic nuclei using radioactive beams; nuclei far from stability using tagging techniques; neutron-rich nuclei produced in fission and laser spectroscopy of rare isotopes.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: PhD: an Upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent; MPhil/MSc by research: a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification; TOEFL individual written test score of 5.0, and overall total 570 (paper based), 230 (computer based), 90 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 17,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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