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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Physics (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

You will undertake a physics research project over three years (PhD), supported by our globally esteemed researchers. The project will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. Swansea is a research-led University and physics makes a significant contribution, meaning you will benefit from the considerable experience and skills of our expert staff. We have three main research groups.

Professor Lyn Evans, leader of the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, is a significant Swansea Physics alumnus. Professor Peter Higgs is the Physics Nobel Prize winner who proposed the Boson particle and is a Swansea University Honorary Fellow with close links to our department. You will have access to our raft of state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • Low-energy positron beam with a high field superconducting magnet for the study of positronium
  • CW and pulsed laser systems
  • Scanning tunnelling electron and nearfield optical microscopes
  • Raman microscope
  • CPU parallel cluster
  • The IBM-built Blue C Super computer at Swansea University.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in physics or a related field, or an appropriate Master’s degree with Merit. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).