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What will I learn?

Course Overview

We welcome applications from those seeking to perform research for a PhD in Physics. Research opportunities are available within each of our research areas, which cover both theoretical and experimental aspects, and are grouped into the four broad research divisions of Astrophysics, Accelerator and Particle Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter, and Theory.

There is vigorous cross-divisional activity, which includes studies of new materials such as graphene and molecular nanowires, cosmological experiments in liquid helium, nonlinear dynamics of biological rhythm and IR spectroscopy, and nanoscale probe microscopy of biological objects.

Our degree schemes emphasise the development of transferable skills, such as critical thinking, communication skills, numeracy, literacy, team working, and computing and computational skills, which are in much demand amongst employers. Students will also have the opportunity to attend specialist training courses as well as the Faculty of Science and Technology Research Training Programme.

Which department am I in?

Physics

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£23,360.00 (US$ 28,174) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 October 2022

Venue

Lancaster University

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Physics, ideally supplemented by a relevant Master's-level qualification. Students need to have an: IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element; or IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element; or Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 58 and a minimum of 42 in each component of the test; or ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 87, with a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is highly ranked in both UK and international league tables and is home to students from over 120 countries.

  • Global teaching and research links
  • Top 15 university in UK league tables, top 125 in the world
  • World-class, modern campus and facilities
  • Excellent student support and services

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