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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | 01-APR-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-APR-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Physics (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will undertake a physics research project over two years (MPhil) or 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 fieldwork, 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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’ (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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