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School of Physics and Astronomy

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Postgraduate research

Pursue your doctoral interest at a School renowned for teaching excellence, and facilities that match any around the world.

Our research covers almost every field of physics, from fundamental areas to interdisciplinary projects. We may be one of the largest schools 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. You can also download our Postgraduate Project Booklet 2019/20 (PDF document, 2.5Mb) which contains details of research projects available within the school.

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