University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


The course offers the opportunity to carry out research at the leading edge of physics and astronomy. There are highly active research groups in a wide range of areas, from fundamental to applied.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree, preferably in physics or an appropriate science subject.

Course modules

Research areas include: opto-electronic properties of semi-conductor low dimensional structures; electronic and photonic molecular materials; surface and interface physics of polymers; function and structure in organic thin films; theoretical condensed matter physics; magnto-optic studies of oxides and semiconductors; particle physics and particle astrophysics; astro-particle theory and cosmology; astrophysics.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Telephone number: 
0114 22 23731