Why study Physics PhD at Birmingham?
Be part of the latest discoveries: from probing what happened an instant after the Big Bang, developing new quantum materials to leading the quest to find gravitational waves and leading experiments to ‘see’ inside the sun and other stars. By studying a Physics and Astronomy programme at University of Birmingham , you will be applying knowledge to science and engineering to make a positive difference to society, industry and our environment.
Birmingham is home to a vibrant and supportive physics research community. From our strong connections, you will have a range of opportunities to meet other researchers, discuss your work and learn about the cutting-edge projects being carried out by academics within the University and at other institutions.
As well as benefitting from regular colloquia, you’ll have access to an unparalleled support network. All doctoral researchers have a mentor as well as a supervisor and by working in research groups, you will have access to support across the group, including the head of section.
Research groups hold regular seminars with many distinguished external speakers and the vast majority of our research activity involves national or international collaboration, often with industrial partners. The School also hosts conferences and meetings on various research topics, bringing in leading scientists from around the world.
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- As a doctoral researcher at Birmingham, you’ll have easy access to the materials and facilities you need to conduct world-class research.
- Our doctoral researchers have access to excellent facilities. For example, we operate the most flexible research cyclotron in the UK.
- As part of the ongoing development of our research laboratories we have also recently commissioned a new suite of hot rooms to support in vitro cell radiobiology studies.
- We collaborate closely with the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which provides extensive irradiation and radiation calibration facilities.
- We are also home to the Positron Imaging Centre, where positron-emitting radioactive tracers are used in interdisciplinary research involving a number of University groups and industrial sponsors.
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- 42 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 18 other PhDs in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United Kingdom
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- Typically a first or 2:1 undergraduate degree.
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International24780 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24780 GBP per year during 42 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 42 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.