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PhD Particle Accelerator Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
3-4 years -some funding schemes are for 3.5 yrs
Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2i class UK Masters honours degree or international equivalent is required. Or a first degree with an additional Masters degree or international equivalent.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for this course you will need to complete and submit an online application here . There is no official deadline to apply for a postgraduate research course. However, we advise that you apply as soon as possible, especially if you wish to be considered for funding.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

The Particle Accelerator Physics group studies the interactions between charged particle and electromagnetic fields.  We are involved with a number of collaborations.   In particular, we work on the High-Luminosity LHC upgrade, Anti-Matter research as part of ALPHA, acceleration through plasma as part of AWAKE at CERN, High Gradient acceleration through CLIC, THz radiation, and medical accelerators (both proton and high energy electron).  This research has theoretical and experimental aspects to it.  We conduct experiments at Daresbury laboratory (as part of the Cockcroft Institute), at CERN in Switzerland, The Christie and the Photon Science Institute in Manchester, XFEL in Hamburg, and FNAL in Illinois.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
    International students (per annum): £25,000

Contact details

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
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