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Computational Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Edinburgh

We have 6 Computational Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Edinburgh

A PhD in Computational Physics involves the development of mathematical models and computer programmes that can compute the behaviour of physical systems.

What's it like to study a PhD in Computational Physics?

A PhD in Computational Physics requires the development of new mathematical models and computer programmes. This can involve working on problems in areas like:

  • quantum many-body theory
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • biophysical simulation
  • neutron transport
  • beam simulation

You'll be encouraged to work independently on your research topic, which will usually be part of a larger project being led by a member of staff or a research group.

In a typical Computational Physics PhD, you'll work under the guidance of an expert supervisor to whom you'll submit a thesis at the end of your study. You may also be asked to give occasional presentations about your research at departmental level.

Some Computational Physics PhDs will require laboratory-based research, but many are entirely computational.

Typical entry requirements for a PhD in Computational Physics are a 2:1 in Physics, Mathematics or a related subject, although a Masters may occasionally be required.

PhD in Computational Physics funding options

Most PhDs in Computational Physics are funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), meaning that you'll receive a tax-free salary along with training during your PhD.

Some universities may also offer their own funding options. If you are considering a PhD that is fully self-funded, it is advisable to confirm that the programme meets UK academic standards before you apply.

PhD in Computational Physics careers

There is a huge demand for experts in Computational Physics, with careers available in academia, finance and technology. Many Computational Physics PhD graduates also choose to become teachers.

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PhD on the theory of strongly correlated quantum matter

We offer 3.5 year PhD position for highly a motivated candidate with strong scientific curiosity and an intrinsic desire to crack challenging problems in the theory of correlated quantum systems. Read more
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Developing novel methods to image the Earth’s subsurface for energy transition applications

Summary. Develop new methods to image the Earth’s subsurface. Evaluate uncertainty in those images using state-of-art techniques, and deploy these using real data to accelerate energy transition applications. Read more

Quantifying the influence of vegetation structure on wildfire behaviour in changing environments.

Climate change effects and variations in land management practices (e.g. reforesting, peatland restoration, prescribed burning) will influence the composition and structure of many future natural landscapes. Read more

Integrated quantum devices based on photonic and spintronic systems in silicon carbide

Quantum technologies are attracting worldwide attention across academia, industry and government. This is an exciting and fast-moving time where quantum devices are reaching maturity for application into real-world settings, where they can revolutionise fields such as computation, information security and sensing. Read more

Developing low-cost and sustainable multifunctional polymer composites for energy applications (MPhil)

**Please note that this is an MPhil Project**. As the world transitions towards clean energy, it is imperative to replace internal combustion engines (ICEs) with sustainable alternatives, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Read more
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