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Physics PhDs at Surrey

The Department has more than 80 PhD and EngD students from the UK, EU and a wide range of overseas countries. They work on cutting edge projects in both pure and applied physics, and on experimental and computational projects. The PhDs and EngDs are funded by both the UK government and the EU, and by companies. Many of our PhDs are collaborative, where the student works with a partner of the University, such as a company, or NPL.

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, please look at the interests of the Department's research groups. Then you can get in contact either with an individual academic if they offer a specific project or work in an area of particular interest, or you can get in contact with the academic who leads that research group, if you have a more general enquiry.

The link just below leads to more general information on doing a PhD in the Department, and on that page is another link that takes you to our online application system.


Below are the funded PhD projects we are currently adverising. In addition to this we have UK Research council (STFC, EPSRC etc) funded, Department funded and other funded PhD opportunities. For those opportunities please contact the head of the research group you are interested in.

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 Radnet Doctoral network and from the two sponsoring companies. The student will be expected to attend regular project meetings with the company sponsors, and to spend some time on placement at the companies during the duration of the PhD. This studentship is available for individuals from the UK and EU.

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