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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
About the programme
The PhD is the internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, typically three to four years full-time. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of one or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provide guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at a postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to the physical sciences. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would expect to present and publicise your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.
Why choose this programme?
An internationally recognised research qualification
Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level
Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience
Employers are looking for high calibre graduates who can demonstrate independence through research
A supervisory team of active researchers, recognised leaders in their respective fields
A choice of projects based on data obtained from major facilities around the world
Access to state-of-the-art computing cluster
The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics has an international reputation for conducting high quality research, and its staff occupy positions on many national and international professional bodies. Postgraduate students account for a substantial part of the School's research effort, demonstrating the quality of the research standards in the School and the importance with which the School views the development and training of its postgraduate research students.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
An honours degree (2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline.
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