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
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.