PhD/MPhil/MRes/EngD On Campus


University of Strathclyde

36 months
20650 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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With the Physics programme of the University of Strathclyde, you can study an MPhil or an MRes over one year or a PhD over the course of three to four years. You also have the option of an EngD over four or five years, depending on your research area.


Our research

Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.

The research in the Physics programme of the University of Strathclyde ranges from looking at the fundamental properties of the universe to developing technologies that have the potential to improve health care in the future.

Programme Structure

You can undertake your degree in any of our research groups:

  • Nanoscience
  • Optics
  • Plasmas
  • Photonics
  • Applied Photonics
  • Optics & Photonics Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need one of the following:

  • Masters or an Integrated Masters Degree in physics
  • first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, from a recognised educational establishment in physics 
  • IELTS score of 6.5 as proof of English proficiency, if English isn't your first language

The application

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated
You can identify and interact with a supervisor before applying, or you can let us know who you'd like to work within your application and we'll team you up with the best supervisor for your project.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Rest of UK: £4,500

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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