Research in the department spans a wide range of fundamental and applied areas of Physics.
Updates for 2019 entry
- Post-graduate open day on the 5th of December 2018
- Particle Physics Post-graduate open day on 23rd of January 2019
- Applications are currently welcomed until all positions are filled.
- The first cohort of candidates will be invited for interviews, which will take place on the week commencing Monday 18th February 2019.
Typically, we accept 10 students annually onto PhD programmes in our research groups. Studentships are funded by UK Research Councils, the European Commission, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), CERN, Diamond Light Source and Royal Holloway. We also have joint PhD studentships with our other research collaborations. We may also accept students who are self-funded or supported from other sources.
We use FindAPhD to advertise specific research projects that require PhD students and the current list is below. We welcome students with an interest to pursue a PhD in our research areas (condensed matter, particle physics, particle astrophysics, theoretical physics, nanotechnology and quantum devices and accelerator physics). In this case please contact the relevant group contact on the research group pages.
Applications for PhD degrees are via Royal Holloway Direct. Physics PhD candidates do not require a detailed research proposal. A short statement explaining your reasons for choosing the research area and relevant experience can be uploaded instead, although it is not required.