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The School of Physics and Astronomy 3.5-year PhD Studentship

The School of Physics and Astronomy 3.5-year PhD Studentship

The University of Glasgow is a world leading institution and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2015). With more than 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a global community of over 291,000 contactable alumni, we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

The School of Physics and Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy has an outstanding research reputation. Through our world-changing research we are tackling the global challenges of the 21st Century, and significantly contribute to the Glasgow Research Beacons, primarily in The Nano & Quantum World.

The Quantum Theory Group sits within the School and covers diverse research topics including quantum information, quantum optics, optical and electron vortices, optical forces, quantum thermodynamics and chiral matter and its interaction with light.

3.5-year PhD Studentship

The Quantum Theory Group is seeking PhD applications for a 3.5 year PhD studentship, starting from 1st October 2019. The position is fully funded and is open to a well-qualified student from the UK and potentially also those from elsewhere in the EU.

Research Topic

The selected student will undertake a research project in one of the Quantum Theory Group’s research areas. They will receive postgraduate teaching and skills training as part of the SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) partnership, as well as cutting-edge research training in quantum theory. Financial support is available for presenting results at national and international conferences.


EU and UK nationals with a first class masters degree in physics or physics and mathematics. Students holding exceptional first class bachelors degrees will also be considered.


The studentship covers all tuition fees, and a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRI rate, which for this year is £14,777 pa.


31st March 2019 to start from 1st October 2019.

Application Process:

Please visit our website and follow the how to apply steps.

If you have any questions on the studentship or the application process please contact: Prof. Stephen Barnett: [email protected]

Join our Future World Changers at the University of Glasgow.

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