Ph.D. On Campus


University of York

36 months
23900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Develop your own research and make your own contribution to the advancement of physics on a three-year doctoral degree. By taking the Physics programme from University of York, you will work closely with your academic supervisor, supported by world-class researchers with wide-ranging interests, to create new insights into the physical world.


Key Features

The Physics programme from University of York offers a wide range of PhD projects to students from the UK and overseas. We have funded opportunities, many in collaboration with industry, as well as projects for self-funding students and those with scholarships from their home country. 

We welcome applications at any time from those who are able to fund their own studies.

Please see the link below for a selection of our research projects, or if you have your own research project in mind, please select a PhD supervisor from the list of academic staff. 

Our supervisor list, below, provides details of the research interests of all academic staff. We would encourage you to explore these research areas in detail to identify how their work and expertise fits your own research interests. Our academic staff and the admission team would be happy to answer your questions regarding possible research projects

The Department of Physics holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award and is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. 

Programme Structure

You'll choose from a wide range of masters and undergraduate modules in specialist areas to complement your research, including:
  • Plasma Physics for Fusion
  • First Principles of Material Modelling
  • Biophysics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Nuclear Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have, or be about to complete, an MPhys degree at 2:1 or above, or an MSc.
  • We will also consider applicants with a BSc at 2:1 or above where sufficient relevant experience can be demonstrated. Similarly students with a Masters in a closely related field, or who have relevant industry experience.
  • We assess all applications on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/UK: Part-time: £11,950

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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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