PhD studies

Interested in pursuing a PhD?

Take a look at some of our current projects.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD project, we encourage potential students to contact staff in their fields of interest.

The majority of students will follow a 3.5 year full-time route leading to the award of PhD. Studentships are generally funded by either the Science and Technology Facilities Council, or internally from our own research funds. We currently take in five to six new students per year.

For all the details on the PhD admissions process, see here.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants need to have gained a first class or upper second honours degree in an appropriate subject, e.g. physics, astronomy, mathematics. Applications from international students (EU and non-EU) are unfortunately not accepted this year. 


Applications can be made by completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Marie Martig.

PhD projects on offer

The full list of projects is available here.