Postgraduate Physics at the University of York

University of York

  • Central England
  • ¬£Attractive
  • Academic - postdoc

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Join a vibrant, supportive and friendly community of physicists engaged in a wide range of exciting, cutting-edge research.


In our dynamic and internationally renowned research environment we offer an active programme of postgraduate training including skills and professional development. We have strong ties to industry and our research spans a wide range of fields in fundamental, cross-disciplinary and applied physics.


Our renowned research groups play a leading role in Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics and Fusion, Quantum Technologies, and Biological Physics on the national and international stage.


Research degrees

Develop your own research and contribute to our understanding of physics on a three-year doctoral degree, or a one-year MSc by research. You will work closely with your academic supervisor, supported by world-class researchers with wide-ranging interests, to create new insights into the physical world.


Our supportive academic community nurtures around 150 research students, all working on individual yet interrelated projects. Join one of our leading research groups, which bring together expertise in areas such as Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics and Fusion, Biological Physics and Quantum Physics.


Throughout the course you will benefit from our comprehensive training programme, designed to develop your research techniques alongside soft skills and transferable skills to enhance your employability.


We offer scholarships which cover up to 100% of tuition fees for PhD Physics and MSc by Research students.

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MSc Fusion Energy


This taught MSc will prepare you to address the challenges still to overcome in the quest for limitless clean energy. You will be introduced to computational and experimental plasma physics, and conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of physicists at the York Plasma Institute.


You'll have unrivalled opportunities to interact with world-class international fusion scientists, making the MSc in Fusion Energy an excellent way to explore your interest in fusion and prepare for a career in this field.

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