Our PhD research programmes provide opportunities for experimental, theoretical or computational research in subjects such as nuclear/radiation physics, astrophysics, photonics, soft matter, quantum technologies and medical physics.
Surrey is a key contributor to the South-East Physics network of nine leading university physics departments (SEPnet) and you will be part of its graduate network (GRADnet), the largest postgraduate research school in England.
Our partnership (in collaboration with University of Strathclyde) with the National Physical Laboratory will enable you to become an expert in your specialism.
PhD students work closely with their academic supervisors, and typically with other students and postdoctoral researchers.You share an office with other PhD students working in the same group.
Most areas of research are inter-disciplinary and the majority of students have opportunity to collaborate with scientists at universities, research establishments and in industry around the world.
Facilities accessible to Physics PhD students at Surrey include:
PhD students are assigned to a research group which includes a team of academics, postdoctoral researchers, guest scientists and fellows. Each has a vibrant seminar programme providing the opportunity to learn from colleagues and from guest scientists.
As a PhD student in the Department of Physics you will be working with supervisors who will define your research project with you, and help you learn the necessary experimental and computing skills.
Our specialist areas include Nuclear, Radiation, Medical Physics, Photonics, Soft Matter and Astrophysics.
Most areas of research are inter-disciplinary and the majority of students have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at universities, research establishments and in industry around the world.
The Faculty has a number of PhD studentships for suitably qualified UK and EU nationals who can demonstrate the appropriate residency requirements. Other funding opportunities also exist within different research centres.
Dr James Adams
|Funding||Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)|