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University of Edinburgh: PhD Studentships in the School of Physics & Astronomy

PhD Studentships in the School of Physics & Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to offer PhD studentships in the subject areas of:

  • Astrophysics, including cosmology, active galactic nuclei and related objects, nearby galaxies, stellar astronomy, star formation, planet formation, exoplanets and computational astrophysics and data science in Astronomy.
  • Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, including experimental, computational and theoretical research in soft matter, statistical and biological physics, astrobiology, quantum ordering, and physics at extremes of pressure and temperature.
  • Nuclear Physics, including photonuclear research, exotic nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, silicon detector development and data science.
  • Particle Physics Experimental including research based on the two CERN collaborations of ATLAS and LHCb, neutrino physics with Hyper-K and dark matter research based on LUX collaboration including data science.
  • Particle Physics Theory including perturbative and non-perturbative field theory for LHC predictions, the structure of gauge theory, flavour physics, physics beyond the standard model, cosmology, turbulence and data science.
University of Edinburgh: PhD Studentships in the School of Physics & Astronomy

As a successful applicant you will have a good Honours degree (2.1 or above, 1st in some disciplines) in a relevant science discipline.You will join our community of 190 PhD students, 130 Postdoctoral Researchers and 83 academic staff members to undertake exciting and vibrant research; working with world-leading researchers in a multi-national, multi-cultural, environment. In addition, we are part of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) offering access to a wider graduate school and research community across Scotland.

Studentships funded by STFC and EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency criteria. The current STFC and EPSRC studentships offer a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum (under review for 2020).

The Principal Career Development Scholarship is open to UK/EU residency and a limited number of positions are available to those from outside the EU via our Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships (EGRS).

For further information on our research activities and available projects go to:

To apply for a PhD please go to the following link and make your application:

For general enquiries please contact [email protected].

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