PhD Particle Accelerator Physics / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- 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.
- How to apply
- Apply online
You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.
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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 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): Standard TBC, Band 1 £7,250, Band 2 £9,750, Band 3 £14,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
- Department of Physics & Astronomy
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- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- 0161 306 3673/9220
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