PhD Studentships and Postgraduate Opportunities in High Energy Physics

We are looking for prospective PhD students to work with us on a range of exciting projects in particle physics. For students aiming to start a PhD in October 2023 with a funded scholarship the interviews will take place between late February and mid-March, so applications should be submitted by the 25th of February 2023. Later applications would be considered if not all positions are filled. We are happy to consider students with external sources of funding and for those students that deadline does not apply.

Projects for PhD students

If you are interested in a PhD on Particle Physics with us see the list of experiments that our group participates. Within the framework of these experiments, we offer 8-10 positions supported by STFC and other partners. Several projects are also linked with the Liverpool Big Data Science Centre for Doctoral Training. In this website you can find past, current and future opportunities to guide your choice in this very interesting research domain.


We offer fully-funded STFC studentships (for UK nationals and UK-based students only), For students starting in academic year 2023-24 STFC studentships can be used to partially fund international students as well. School Funded Scholarships PhD positions (for EU+Swiss students), as well as a number of studentships funded through other sources. Notice that there will be no school funded scholarships for students starting in 2023-24. For more information about the STFC funded scholarships, including their terms and conditions, please see the dedicated STFC website.

We also welcome and support prospective students who are either able to self-fund their PhD studies or are planning for or have already secured a funded PhD scholarship. We can point interested candidates to suitable schemes. More information about the level of funding needed to self fund is available at the University webpage.

How to apply

Any student interested in a PhD studentship in our group should contact the Particle Physics PhD Admissions director Prof Gian Casse and also make a formal online application to the University of Liverpool. Please notice that reference letters can be emailed directly to Prof Gian Casse by the referees. Make sure to indicate that you are interested in a PhD position in the area of particle physics and indicate a list of experiments you are interested in, in the research proposal section of the application. You do not need to fill the proposed supervisor section; if you want just put Prof Gian Casse to facilitate the application processing.


Students interested in PhD positions with the Particle Physics group are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For the fully funded STFC studentships applications should be submitted by the deadline indicated at the top of this webpage. However, we encourage perspective students to get in touch throughout the year as we will consider all applications even if they come after the above deadline. Funded positions to late applicants are though not insured and will depend on availability of open studentships.

English Language requirement

EU or international students whose first language is not English are usually required to provide an IELTS (or equivalent) test score to demonstrate their proficiency in English. See this link for full details.

Particle Physics Contacts:

Prof GIan Casse
Department of Physics
Oliver Lodge Laboratory
University of Liverpool
L69 7ZE

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 3399



For more general inquiries please refer to the School of Physical Sciences