Graduate opportunities

Prize PhD Studentships + over 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single front door into physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.

You must also apply to your chosen SUPA university to undertake a PhD and are obliged to meet the minimum requirements of that institution.

UK and overseas students are invited to apply for SUPA studentships and more than 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland for 2015.

SUPA Studentships

SUPA is offering PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world. These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract excellent students to study for a PhD in Scotland.

Major themes pursued by researchers in SUPA are SUPA Prize Students are registered for a PhD in physics at one of the participating universities:
  • Astronomy and Space Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Energy
  • Particle Physics
  • Photonics
  • Physics and Life Sciences
  • Nuclear and Plasma Physics

An excellent training environment will be provided by the SUPA Graduate School, giving candidates access to a wide range of courses across Scotland.

The considerable physics expertise within Scotland is made available to PhD students through:

  • video links between dedicated teaching rooms
  • computer mediated resources and tools
  • practical activities (e.g., programming labs)
  • tutorials and discussion classes
  • lectures by distinguished visitors
  • summer schools
  • collaborations with major research facilities
  • knowledge transfer opportunities
  • entrepreneurship training

All physics PhDs in Scotland are considered SUPA Graduate School students and are eligible to attend.

Applications should be made using the online application form.

Instructions for completing the form are given in our Application Guide.

You may create an account and start your application.

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