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Department of Physics - research courses

Areas for PhD supervision

Condensed Matter Physics including: Surface and Interface Science; Thin Films; Semiconductors; Analytical Science; Microscopy; Nanoscience; Two Dimensional Materials; Medical Physics; Bio-Physics; Superconductivity and Magnetism; Ferroelectrics and Crystallography; Multi-Ferroics; Ultrasonics; Magnetic X-Ray Scattering; Magnetic Resonance; Solid State NMR; EPR; Diamond; Quantum Phenomena.

Theoretical Physics including: Quantum Information Theory; Disordered Quantum Systems; Electronic Structure Theory; Molecular Simulation; High-performance Computing; Complexity Science; Soft Matter.

Elementary Particle Physics including: ATLAS; Detector Development; LHCb and other B Physics; Neutrino Physics; T2K.

Astronomy and Astrophysics including: Binary Star Evolution; Extra-Solar Planets; Gamma- Ray Bursts; High-speed Astrophysics; 3D radiation-hydrodynamical simulations.

Fusion, Space and Astrophysics including: Magnetic and Inertial Fusion Power; Space Physics; Solar Physics; Magnetohydrodynamic Wave Dynamics.


PhD/MPhil in Physics


Full-time: 3-4 years

Part-time: up to 7 years

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a related subject.

English Language Requirements



University of Warwick

Course fees - full-time

Home/EU: £4,270

Overseas: £21,770

Course fees - part-time

Home/EU: £2,562

Overseas: £13,062

*Home/EU PGR tuition fees for 2018-19 onwards are subject to RCUK funding rate changes and are therefore not yet confirmed. Fees are expected to increase and the inflation rate applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with RPI. Fees listed are per year of study.