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Fully Funded Studentships in Physics - Applied Optics

   School of Physics and Astronomy

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About the Project

The University of Kent is delighted to offer fully funded EPSRC studentships starting in September 2022. The studentships cover home tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (£15,609 for 2021/22).

Applications are invited from students holding or expecting to obtain an upper second class, or first class, degree in Physics or a relevant subject. Before writing an application, potential candidates are strongly advised to contact the research group using the email address provided below.

Applied Optics

A studentship is offered in applied biomedical optics. The successful applicant will join our world-renowned Applied Optics research Group with the aim of developing imaging and sensing technologies. The project will span aspects of laser development up to full system development and applications focused research. Although the intended area of research is experimental optics, applicants with a Physics background and a strong interest in computing or modelling are also encouraged to apply. We anticipate opportunity to engage with our external industrial collaborators, or clinicians from London and local National Health Service Trusts. More information:

Contact: Prof. Adrian Podoleanu ([Email Address Removed])

Further information can be found on our scholarship page (follow the Physical Sciences link) and on the EPSRC page.

Scholarship value

These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, £15,609 2020/21 rate (2022/23 rate to be announced), tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research funding.


Apply for a PhD place at Kent by Sunday 13 March 2022, 23:59 GMT


Open to Home and Overseas (including EU) students. To be classed as a Home student, candidates must meet the RCUK residency criteria, see appendix B.

If you are applying as an overseas student (this includes EU nationals), Kent will waive the difference between the Home and Oversea fees.

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, and ideally a Master’s degree or equivalent.

How to apply

When applying, students should contact a researcher in their area of interest and then follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:

· Explain reasons for study/outline research proposal (please speak with the research group concerned before making your application)

· Provide details/evidence of qualifications

· Provide two academic references

· Provide other personal information and supporting documentation.

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