The Physics Department is composed of 5 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||
Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou
|Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics||Prof. S Vitifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Biological Physics||Prof Thanh Nguyenemail@example.com|
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics and Biological Physics
||Dr J Blumbergerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|High Energy Particle Physics||Prof. N. Konstantinidisemail@example.com|
Each of these research groups has its own admissions tutor -
see names above. You should contact at least one of these admissions tutors,
using the email addresses given above. You should also follow the application procedure procedure for the relevant group using the links above.
If you are interested in doing a PhD in the nanotechnology area, you will find it useful to look at the website of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, which carries out cross-disciplinary research in the areas of physics, materials, chemistry, engineering and biomedicine.
UCL Application Procedure
- 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.
- Click the blue 'Apply now' button near the bottom of the page.
- After reading apply on-line checklist, click the blue 'Submit' button on the bottom. Enter the on-line application website.
- Choose department as Physics & Astronomy, and programme group as postgraduate research. The study type and start year should be chosen according to your circumstances. Click 'search now' and select the one you want to apply.
- Create a new application account by clicking the button 'New user' on the right-hand side of the page.
- Follow the instructions on the webpage and finish the on-line application form. Note that you will need to upload an electronic copy of your academic transcriptand a personal statement.
For general enquiries about the Physics and Astronomy PhD program, please send an email to Postgraduate Administrator, Nadia Waller.
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.