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. Please notice: the deadline to apply for funded PhD studentships for this academic year is February 7th 2020 (extended!). We are happy to consider students with external sources of funding. 

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. You can fing there links with descriptions on what each project is, along with contact people in case you have further inquiries. Some of the projects are also linked with the Liverpool Big Data Science Centre for Doctoral Training and related past, current and future opportunities are found in their website as well.


We offer fully-funded STFC studentships (for UK nationals and UK-based students only), Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD positions (for EU+Swiss students), as well as a number of studentships funded through other sources.

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.

Various funding opportunities throughout the University of Liverpool appear in this webpage.

How to apply

Any student interested in a PhD studentship in our group should contact the Particle Physics PhD Admissions director Dr Nikolaos Rompotis and also make a formal online application to the University of Liverpool. 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.


Students interested in applying for a PhD position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For the fully-funded STFC studentships students should submit an application by February 7th 2020. We will consider all applications but only have a limited number of funded places, other schemes are also available.

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:

Dr Nikolaos Rompotis
Department of Physics
Oliver Lodge Laboratory
University of Liverpool
L69 7ZE

Tel: +44 (0)151 795 7351



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