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Physics

Newcastle University

36 months
Duration
24600 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

Newcastle University offers postgraduate research degrees in Physics at the MPhil and PhD level in all of our major research areas such as Emerging Technology and Materials, Applied Mathematics, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

Overview

Physics programme is offered at Newcastle University. We supervise MPhil and PhD students whose interests match the expertise we have in our four main research themes.

Condensed matter and nanoscale physics

We research electronic, optical, structural and magnetic properties of novel solid-state materials, particularly novel semi-conductor structures and nanostructured materials such as nanocrystals and nanowires. Theoretical studies use quantum mechanical approaches and involve massively parallel supercomputing.

Our development of new approaches to quantum modelling is changing the size and complexity of systems that can be modelled. Experimental work takes place at synchrotron facilities in Europe and America and related work takes place with colleagues in the Emerging Technology and Materials (ETM) Group in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Biophysics

Our research in biophysics explores the structure and function of cells with the aim of creating artificial life and building machines based on biological parts. Projects include protocell development and the construction of a cyborg robot. An understanding of biological physics is needed that uses techniques including single molecule manipulation, atomic force microscopy and scanning tunnelling microscopy.

Astrophysics

Galaxies and the interstellar medium, the source of the galactic magnetic field and its influence on the structure of the galaxy form the focus of our research in astrophysics. There is also interest in cosmology, particularly the early universe and its origin in the big bang.

Ultrafast optics

Our research focuses on coherent optical control of atomic collisions in ultracold gases by femtosecond laser light for studies of problems in fundamental physics, such as the measurement of time dependence of the fundamental constants of nature. We also research metrological protocols for characterisation of broadband light, specifically those relating to foundational aspects of quantum mechanics and its application.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Throughout your studies you work closely with your supervisor. In the initial stages your research will be guided by the supervisor but as you gain confidence and expertise you will be given increasing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the project.
  • You will be trained in all aspects of physics research, including the oral and written presentation of your work. Our Postgraduate Committee provides impartial academic advice and guidance throughout your studies.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • a related subject such as mechanical engineering and physics

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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