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Experimental Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

We have 140 Experimental Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

A PhD in Experimental Physics involves a combination of lab-based experiments and mathematical analysis. You'll be designing and executing research projects that aim to understand the fundamental nature of matter, space, and time.

What's it like to do a PhD in Experimental Physics?

Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll be carrying out your own research project, which will almost certainly involve collaboration with local and national engineering teams. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based experiments and analysis of the data you've gathered.

Most PhDs in Experimental Physics have a research objective that falls under one of the following main areas:

  • particle physics
  • nuclear physics
  • quantum physics
  • astrophysics

You may also be required to submit an independent thesis to be assessed during your viva exam at the end of your programme.

If you are working on a research project that requires lab-based experiments, you may also have access to cutting-edge equipment that is unique to your university.

PhD in Experimental Physics entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Experimental Physics is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, though a Masters may sometimes be required.

PhD in Experimental Physics funding options

The main body funding PhDs in Experimental Physics in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ( EPSRC). Some projects will have funding attached, meaning you'll receive full coverage of your tuition fees and living costs.

If the project you're applying to does not have coverage of tuition fees, you may be eligible for the UK's doctoral loan to help cover the cost of your PhD.

Some students may also choose to apply for external funding such as a research grant from a charity or trust.

PhD in Experimental Physics careers

You can expect fast career progression in physics, with many graduates going on to careers in academia, research, technology, or medicine.

Some Experimental Physics graduates who do not go on to further research, may find careers in areas such as data science and cyber security.

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Design magnetoelectric nanoparticles with outstanding physical property for biomedical applications

Magnetoelectric nanoparticles (MENP) are multiferroic materials with magnetic and electric properties coupled together. The coupling allows direct control of ferroelectricity using an external magnetic field or vice-versa. Read more

Microbubble Coalescence in Turbulence

Supervisory Team.   Dr John Lawson. Project description. Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position on applying computer vision (CV) and machine learning (ML) approaches to experimentally measure and model coalescence in turbulent dispersed multiphase flow. Read more

Searches for Axions in Ultra-Peripheral heavy ion collisions

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) situated at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland is the highest energy particle collider ever build. It produces both collisions between protons and between heavy ions. Read more

Automation of high power laser experiments

Since the invention of the laser in the 1960s advances in technology have enabled us to reach ever higher laser power. Current lasers operate at the PW (115W) level, with 10-100PW laser systems in development. Read more

University of Sussex PhD Studentship on the NOvA Experiment Applications are invited from talented and creative students for a PhD place in Experimental Particle Physics, to join the Sussex group working on the NOvA experiment under the supervision of Dr Lily Asquith. Read more

ATLAS electroweak precision physics & trigger software

The STFC Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is the UK's national centre for experimental particle physics, offering world-class facilities for training & research. Read more

Photonics for Net Zero Enabled by Patternable Boron-Phosphide Polymers

The manipulation of light in optoelectronic devices is a cornerstone for the delivery of Net Zero, for example in low-energy optical computing (silicon-photonics) and green hydrogen generation from water (photocatalysis). Read more

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