The Physics Department is composed of 4 research groups. Details of currently available studentships are available from the research groups web pages, on the Doctoral Training Centre web pages or on UCL job opportunities.
|Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics||Prof. S Bose||
s.bose AT ucl.ac.uk
|Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics||Prof. S Viti||sv AT star.ucl.ac.uk|
|Condensed Matter and Materials Physics||Dr J Blumberger||j.blumberger AT ucl.ac.uk|
|High Energy Particle Physics||Prof. N. Konstantinidis||nk AT hep.ucl.ac.uk|
Each of these research groups has its own admissions tutor - see names above. You are welcome to contact these admissions tutors, using the e-mail addresses given above.
If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. in the nanotechnology area, you will find it useful to look at the web-site of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, which carries out cross-disciplinary research in the areas of physics, materials, chemistry, engineering and biomedicine.
- Go to the graduate application webpage to fill out an application. Be sure that you read all of the information before you fill out your application.
- Send an email to the Departmental PhD Administrator. Please attach a copy of your application to the email if you have completed it electronically. Also include the following details in your email:
- Your application reference number
- The date you submitted your application
- How the application was submitted (surface mail, air mail, or on-line)
- Which research program you have applied for
For general enquiries about the Physics and Astronomy PhD program please send an e-mail to the Departmental Administrator for Postgraduate Admissions.
BEAMS is the UK hub for doctoral training in science and engineering, with support for more than 100 new doctoral studentships each year. Our centres address a wide range of challenges, with strong interdisciplinary focus and many projects in partnership with industry.
The funding available for PhD studies depends on which of the groups within the department you apply to, and on your nationality/ordinary country of residence/where you undertook your degree.
Each group has a specific application procedure and possible sources of funding so for more more detailed information see the individual group pages via the links below.
- For Astrophysics (Astro) and High Energy Physics (HEP) the main source of funding is from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
- For Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics (AMOPP) and Condensed Matter and Material Physics (CMMP) it is from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Collaborative Training Account (CTA) awards with an external partner are also available.
Are eligible for a research council award which covers
tuition fees and maintenance.
- If you completed your degree at a UK university you are eligible for the same research council award.
- EU citizens who did not undertake their degree at a UK university are eligible for a tuition fees-only award, and must find maintenance money from another source.
- UCL has a limited number (around 25) graduate scholarships which will cover both fees and a maintenance award.
Overseas (not EU)
- Students are not eligible for any Research Council awards and must find independent funding to cover tuition fees and maintenance.
Other sources of funding for Overseas students:
- UCL Graduate School Research Scholarships (GSRS) provides limited funding for non-UK citizens or EU citizens who did not graduate from a UK institute are. They cover both fees and cost of living.
- Students can also apply for an Overseas Research Scholarship ORS award.
- Details of each, along with other possibilities can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/overs-res/index.
- Other sources of scholarship can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate.