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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) in a relevant science discipline. You will join our community of 175 PhD students, 234 postdoctoral researchers and 102 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.

The School of Physics & Astronomy offers several competitive PhD studentships including studentships funded by UKRI (this year 30% of UKRI studentships can potentially be allocated to international students). Details of all available studentships can be found at the following link:


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 email: gradschool@ph.ed.ac.uk.

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