Pursue your doctoral interest at a Department renowned for teaching excellence, and facilities that match any around the world.
Our postgraduate project booklet contains information on all the projects currently on offer (subject to change).
Download our Postgraduate Project Booklet 2019/20 (PDF document, 2.5Mb)
Our research covers almost every field of physics, from fundamental areas to interdisciplinary projects. We may be one of the largest Departments of physics and astronomy in the UK, but we know the importance of personal support - you'll be joining a friendly, caring community when you undertake a postgraduate research programme.
Explore the range of research programmes we offer, and discover how you can work alongside our world-renowned researchers and maximise your potential.
Staff and students on postgraduate research
Members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy talk about their work and studying at Manchester:
Explore your postgraduate research options
Learn more about our research areas, and which supervisors work in your area of research interest.
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Find out about the funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students.
Types of programme
Want to know more about your research degree options? Visit the University website for information.