Physicists observe natural phenomena – the way matter and energy interact – and create laws to explain them. They explore physical matter on every scale, from stars to sub-atomic particles, and energy in all its forms, such as light, motion and gravity.
When you join the Physics programme from University of Portsmouth , you'll have the opportunity to make your own contribution to the pioneering work we're doing – and play a part in transforming our research into impact.
Here, physicists are working to advance knowledge and unlock advanced technology – and from researching new information processing and quantum computing to exploring new materials, we're using our expertise in Physics to power the future, improve industry, security, defence and the environment.
PhD by Publication
A PhD by publication is a postgraduate research degree based on research you've already undertaken and had published (excluding self-publishing) before registering with us.
Eligible research outputs include peer-reviewed academic papers, complete books or chapters in anthologies, and other materials accepted for publication, exhibited or performed. You'll have to submit these materials for examination between 6-12 months after registering with us.
What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
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- Condensed matter physics
- Quantum information and sensing technologies
- Quantum optics and quantum foundations
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPhysics View 63 other PhDs in Physics in United Kingdom
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- The entry requirements for a PhD or MPhil include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
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International16400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,164 p/a
- International part-time students: £8,200 p/a
Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.