The The University of Manchester has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research:
The National Graphene Institute, the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre.
In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the School.
There is further information about available PhD projects in our Project booklet
The Nonlinear Physics research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our ranking in REF2014. Supervision is provided by academic staff, who are leaders in their fields, with independent pastoral back-up.
Transferable skills training is available and there are some school teaching opportunities.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering a number of scholarships to both UK and oversees students.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, The University of Manchester is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.
Strong research activity exists in a broad range of physics topics funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, STFC, BBSRC, the EU and industry.
- All the research groups offer well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities and are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with industry and other academic departments in the UK and overseas.
For more information please visit our research page.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 18 other PhDs in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
- English language
- Overseas applicants need to provide satisfactory proof of English language.
International25500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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