PhD Physics / Programme details
Year of entry: 2021
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active departments of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.
The Department has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: The National Graphene Institute, the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre. In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the department.
Strong research activity exists in a broad range of physics topics funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, STFC, BBSRC, the EU and industry. All the research groups offer well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities and are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with industry and other academic departments in the UK and overseas.
For more information about our postgraduate research programmes, please visit: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/research-areas/?code=PA
You can also download our Postgraduate Project Booklet 2019/20 (PDF document, 2.5Mb) which contains details of research projects available within the department.
The postgraduate research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our ranking in REF2014. Supervision is provided by academic staff, who are leaders in their fields, with independent pastoral back-up. Transferable skills training is available and there are some school teaching opportunities.
Research in the Department is conducted through the following research groupings:
Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Condensed Matter Physics.
Nonlinear and Liquid Crystals.
Soft Matter Physics.
For more information on the above research groupings please visit www.physics.manchester.ac.uk