The School of Physics has a world-class reputation for cohort-based research training and has over the past ten years received UK national funding for Centres of Doctoral Training in Functional Nanomaterials, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Engineering, Particle Physics, Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning, and Advanced Computing. The Physics programme is offered by the University of Bristol .
The Physics Graduate School community comprises more than 200 students from a diverse global background, and with a very good gender balance. We have very strong interactions with industry, and are very well connected to the unique Bristol start-up and SME community, including joint training activities.
A PhD in Physics is an essential qualification for a career as a research physicist, whether in industry, academia or elsewhere. It is valued by employers looking for initiative, numeracy and an ability to plan strategically. Our graduates have the potential to work in a variety of fields, from finance to high-technology start-ups.
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Areas of research included:
- Materials and Devices
- Quantum and Soft Matter
- Quantum Engineering Technologies
- Particle Physics
- Theoretical Physics
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- 48 months
- 96 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Natural Sciences Molecular Sciences View 36 other PhDs in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom
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- A first degree in physics or a related subject, normally at a level equivalent to at least UK upper second-class honours, or a relevant postgraduate master's qualification.
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International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4665 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4665 GBP per year during 48 months.
UK: part-time (two years)
- £2,332 per year
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.