Nuclear Physics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.86k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 26.7k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:466 Duration:3 years

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We have established an enviable reputation for producing impactful work and sought-after graduates. Our group boasts the greatest breadth of expertise in the UK, which creates a research environment that allows for diversity, collaboration and a high level of understanding of the field as a whole.

Our students undertake experimental research, often in small collaborations. You will be encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the experiments, including design, construction, implementation, data analysis and presentation of results.

Our experimental research includes studies to identify both the baryonic and non-baryonic constituents of the universe, the influence of nuclear reactions on stellar explosions, and the quark substructures of hadrons.

The main areas of our research include:

  • photonuclear research
  • exotic nuclei
  • nuclear astrophysics
  • silicon detector devices
  • dark matter research
  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in physics or a related discipline.
  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 with at least 20 in each section
  • PTE(A): total 61 with at least 56 in each of the Communicative Skills scores
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 with at least 169 in each paper
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components


  • Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Prize PhD studentships
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships
  • Research scholarships for international students
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