Postgraduate research in a world-leading Physical Sciences school

The School's postgraduate research programme welcomes students from around the world and offers comprehensive training and supervision.

Studentships arise within our Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematical Sciences, as well as in our institutes and research centres.

With our extensive partnerships we can also offer long-term postgraduate research attachments at prestigious facilities worldwide.

For the latest openings please check our jobs section or contact us to discuss a research proposal or identify a potential supervisor.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

We also offer a variety of taught MSc postgraduate programmes in , and . See the links to the programmes below.

Training and development

As a postgraduate research student you will have regular formal review meetings with your supervisor to discuss your progress.

Working with the University's Doctoral College we provide solid research training in skills such as academic writing, conference presentation and networking.

The School has a supportive postgraduate community that organises seminars, conferences, poster days and talks on topics of interest.


As a Russell Group University we attract strong funding and offer scholarships, grants and bursaries on a competitive basis.

We will be happy to discuss the opportunities with you when you.