How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for postgraduate study in the Physics Department, you should apply online.
Along with the completed application form, you will be required to provide the following supporting documentation:
- Two references
- Transcripts of previous higher education degrees or other courses that you have completed or for which you are currently studying. Please note, for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required
- Proof of English language competency if English is not your first language (IELTS and TOEFL are the usual tests). Click here for further details.
- Personal statement – in this section you should include information on your research interests and experience, and if possible, the name of the supervisor you would like to work with.
Please note – the Physics Department does not require applicants to submit a research proposal. This is optional, but if any applicant would like further guidance on this issue, please contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator.
Current Lancaster University students may use our Fast Track application route on the MyLancaster admissions portal; these applicants will not need to provide their Lancaster degree transcript and only need to provide the name of one referee.
Further information on the application process can be found here.
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.