Postgraduate Studentships

Current opportunities:

Quantum fingerprints from graphene flakes

Supervisor: Robert Young

Deadline for Applications: Sat 28 February 2015
Funding Type: UK/EU applicants only
Type of Study: PhD

The mass-manufacture of devices that use quantum physics is challenging, as their fundamental properties are sensitive to the smallest variations during fabrication. Consider conduction through a graphene ribbon, as pictured below. The position of impurity atoms, the shape of the sheet’s edges and its interaction with the substrate all influence its properties, making it virtually impossible to produce two devices that operate identically. Whilst this may be a problem for many applications,...

The geomagnetic drivers of space weather

Supervisor: Jim Wild

Deadline for Applications: Thu 15 January 2015
Funding Type: Fully Funded PhD Project
Type of Study: PhD

Variability in the magnetic field generated by dynamic processes outside the solid Earth can occur over a variety of timescales. As well as limiting the accuracy of geomagnetic field models, this external magnetic field can pose a natural hazard for large-scale electrically conducting systems such as power grids, oil pipelines, and railway signals.

Funding Types

Awaiting Funding Decision

This supervisor does not yet know if funding is available for this project. Applications are welcome - see project details for further information.

Bursary

Competition Funded PhD Project (European Students Only)

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Non-European Students: In most cases if you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding.

Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full project details for further information.

Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more. Some projects, which are funded by charities or by the universities themselves may have more stringent restrictions.

Non-UK Students: In most cases if you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

Directly Funded PhD Project (European Students Only)

This research project has funding attached. Funding for this project is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Non-European Students: In most cases if you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

Directly Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full project details for further information.

Directly Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

This research project has funding attached. It is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more. Some projects, which are funded by charities or by the universities themselves may have more stringent restrictions.

Non-UK Students: In most cases if you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

Fully Funded PhD Project

Fully Funded PhD Project (UK students only)

Fully Funded PhD Project (UK/EU students only)

Fully-funded MSc by Research Studentship

Postgraduate Scholarship

Self-Funded Students Only

If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work with this supervisor will be considered.

UK/EU applicants only

STFC studentships

The Department offers a limited number of STFC studentships in experimental particle physics, cosmology and space physics which are awarded on a competitive basis. (Full awards are available to UK applicants only). If you wish to be considered, we encourage you to submit your application by the beginning of February. Please mention in your personal statement or in the funding section if you wish to be considered for STFC funding. If non-EU applicants hope for financial support, the opportunities are increased if applications are received by the end of the year.

EPSRC DTG studentships

The Department offers a few highly competitive EPSRC studentships for prospective PhD students (available to UK applicants only). If you wish to be considered, we strongly encourage you to submit your application before June 1st. Please mention in your application that you wish to be considered for an EPSRC studentship in your personal statement or under the funding section. All eligible applicants holding offers before the closing date will be considered.

Faculty studentships

The Department competes annually for Faculty PhD Studentships announced around January. The studentships are open to all applicants (UK, EU and OS) and awarded on a basis of academic excellence and research potential. All applicants who have offers before the deadline will be considered for this funding. The funding may be given to an academic member of staff who will then advertise the position.

Please note that we can consider applications at other times, but the funding opportunities are more limited.