PhD in Physics (2023 Entry)
Find out more about our Physics PhD.
Pursue cutting-edge research on PhD in Physics alongside field experts at the University of Warwick. Warwick's Physics Department will provide you with a hands-on approach at the forefront of modern physics.
Our Physics department offers guidance and information on the PhD in Physics and further information on the available research themes.
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Teaching and learning
The PhD course has a taught component consisting of graduate level training and transferable skillsLink opens in a new window.
General entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a related subject.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
Condensed Matter Physics including:
- Surface and Interface Science
- Thin Films
- Analytical Science
- Two Dimensional Materials
- Medical Physics
- Superconductivity and Magnetism
- Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics, Ferroelectrics and Crystallography
- Magnetic X-Ray Scattering
- Magnetic Resonance
- Solid State NMR
- 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:
- Detector Development
- LHCb and other B Physics
- Neutrino Physics
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
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Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
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The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
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Physics at Warwick
Physics is about beautiful ideas and deep questions
Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. It looks for laws which apply everywhere and to everything. One of the joys of physics is seeing how a simple principle, established after studying one problem, can go on to explain seemingly unrelated phenomena.
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