University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Physics

Research activities, include but not limited to: Diode-pump solid-state, microchip, semiconductor, inversionless, and ultra short pulse lasers; optical parametric devices; ultra-high-speed electron-optical streak, and framing cameras; time-domain spectroscopy in photophysics, photochemistry, and photobiology; quantum optics; non-linear optics; electromagnetic transparency; laser-cooled, and trapped atoms, cold atom beams; photonic band gap materials; light-emitting polymers; bulk, and low-dimensional semiconductor materials, and optoelectronic devices; instrumentation for 50 to 500 GHz spectral range; magnetic, structural, and electronic properties of crystalline, and amorphous alloys; nuclear magnetic resonance; electron spin resonance; neutron scattering, and muon spin relaxation studies of rare earth, and transition metal magnets; flux lattice distributions in high-temperature, and conventional superconductors; giant magneto resistance; development of neutron, muon, and magnetic measurement techniques; quantum criticality, and novel forms of quantum order.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree or equivalent. Overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must, in addition, provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (e.g. a satisfactory British Council IELTS score).

Course modules

There are no taught modules included in this research programme.

Assessment methods

Students complete a supervised 80,000-word thesis.

Sponsorship information

Entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas & Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; studentships are funded by EPSRC, STFC, SUPA; industrial sponsorship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 463110