PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics



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Physics focuses on research and it is one of the oldest academic disciplines that are taught throughout different stages of education. The field primarily focuses on classical, relativistic and quantum mechanics and the on the quantum field theory. Physics degrees focus on explaining the phenomena people observe and experience and, through its discoveries, it has strong influences on mathematics, philosophy, geology and engineering. Humanity owes some of the greatest discoveries of modern society to developments in the field of physics, leading to the creation of lasers, TV, radio, computers, DNA, or nuclear science.

Also known as “the knowledge of nature”, the study of physics makes a significant difference through contributions in technology and theoretical breakthroughs. A Bachelor’s degree in physics includes the study of atoms, condensed matter, optics, astrophysics and many others. Master’s degrees in physics, concentrate more on research and lab experiments, helping students develop essential analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

Strongly connected to mathematics, physics is a field that brings inviting career prospects for those who wish to become lecturers, geophysicists, meteorologists, patent attorneys, researchers or even work for the government.

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Ph.D. Quantum Manipulation and Information

The Dodd-Walls Centre is a national Centre of Research Excellence with researchers in departments of physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, at six of New Zealand’s universities. The Quantum Manipulation and Information is offered by Dodd-Walls Centre.

New Zealand
Ph.D. Photonic Sensors and Imaging

The Dodd-Walls Centre is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence with world-class researchers working in the areas of Photonics and Quantum Physics. We are currently seeking new PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows to join our group.The Photonic Sensors and Imaging is offered by the Dodd-Walls Centre. 

New Zealand
Ph.D. Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Huddersfield. To support the continuing research priorities of the Centre and a number of its industry partners, up to 12 funded PhD studentships are available to work on three-year research projects related to mathematics for metrology, machine tool metrology, optical instrument development, and novel measurement applications in precision engineering and bio-engineering.

United Kingdom