Postgraduate research

We offer PhD projects which range from the frontiers of pure nuclear physics to industrially relevant projects in applied nuclear physics.

Our PhD course

Many of our projects are carried out in collaboration with international research facilities, such as the TRIUMF particle and nuclear physics lab in Vancouver, Canada. Some projects are also co-sponsored by industry.

Research opportunities

Please visit our PhD projects page for a list of current research opportunities in the Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics (CNRP).

Contact us 

If you have an idea for a topic, or want to talk to someone about their current work, please get in touch with an individual academic in CNRP.


Applied nuclear physics: silicon photomultiplier scintillation detectors

Funding information:
The studentship is funded for 3.5 years at normal UKRI studentship rates (equal to approximately £14,000 per year). Funding is provided by the Radiation Detection Doctoral Network (RadNet) and from the two sponsoring companies. This studentship is available for individuals from the UK and EU.

Micro-dosimetric characterisation of clinical hadron beams

Funding information:
The studentship is sponsored by EPSRC and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and part of the strategic partnership between the University of Surrey and NPL. The studentship will cover University fees and student stipend at normal research council rates. Funding is provided for the duration of the PhD. A supplement of £15,000 is available from a collaborating company (Detector) for travel and research needs.

Development of ionization track structure models and micro-dosimetry formalism for clinical hadron beams

Funding information:
The studentship is fully funded (University fees and student stipend), with a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year.