Postgraduate Study in Physics
The Department offers opportunities for PhD research in all its research groups
You can begin studying for this MSc at any time of the academic year, as agreed with your chosen supervisor. Students will define and manage an independent research project which will equip them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced level applied research positions in a range of organisations including industry, government and charities.
Find out more about applying for PhD study at Lancaster.
Enquiries should be addressed to the Postgraduate Coordinator, Mrs Sandra Irving
Telephone: +44 (0)1524 592067
Fax: +44 (0)1524 844037
Specific enquiries about PhD research opportunities in a particular area may be directed to the head of the relevant research group.
Lancaster neutrino physicists have been involved in the work of both of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics laureates, but particularly with that of Professor Arthur McDonald on both the SNO experiment for which the prize was awarded, and the successive, current SNO+ experiment. In 2001, SNO demonstrated conclusively that neutrinos change type as they traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth, solving a 40-year puzzle. Read more
Tue 06 October 2015
The Nonlinear and Biomedical Research Group has been awarded a Horizon 2020 research grant Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS) for training European Joint Doctorates. The PhD students enrolled at Lancaster under the scheme will spend at least one year at one of the partner institutions, which are in Potsdam (Coordinator), Aberdeen, Florence, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Graz. Similarly, Lancaster will receive PhD students from the partner institutions. At the end, if all... Read more
Mon 22 September 2014
The Nonlinear and Biomedical Research Group is a Partner Organisation in a new Marie S-Curie ITN research grant held by the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London, Critical Transitions in Complex Systems (CRITICS). The group will host secondments and provide specialised training for PhD students from Imperial College and the other beneficiary organisations in Exeter, Dresden, Frankfurt, Waggeningen, Utrecht, Copenhagen, and Valladolid. The industry partners are BT and ETH Zurich.... Read more
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