PhD in Physics

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PhD in Physics

Delve deeper into the fundamental forces of nature and deliver specialised research that addresses the complex problems of today’s world.

At York, we’re at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement that has real-world impact. In collaboration with national and international partners, we investigate key areas, from fundamental particle research to designing next-generation fusion reactors.

Our well-established industrial links enable us to translate our research into solutions for societal challenges and maximise the impact of our work. With these links, we continuously engage in knowledge exchange and have seen many innovative products brought to fruition. We work collaboratively with industry leaders such as Seagate, JEOL, Toyota, Intel, AWE and Smith & Nephew. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, we have worked with SMEs such as Kromek and MM Microwave. Our reputation in research has led to collaborations with major facilities including Diamond Light Source, CERN, FAIR facility and RIKEN.

Our courses

Entry Requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, an MPhys degree at 2:1 or above, or an MSc in Physics.

We will also consider applicants with a Masters in a closely related field, applicants who have relevant industry experience, and applicants with a BSc at 2:1 or above where sufficient relevant experience can be demonstrated.


This programme is self-funded. For scholarship opportunities, please visit the website.

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