Loughborough University: Physics

InstitutionLoughborough University
Department Physics
Web http://www.lboro.ac.uk
Email pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Study type Research


The Department of Physics provides an academically stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate taught and research students. We are an international community of academic staff and students, active in cutting edge research and industry engagement.

Our research strengths are in the areas of condensed matter and materials, with a good balance between theory and experiment. Our research has a flexible network structure with four main areas, each with a wide range of national and international collaborations. The quality of our researchers is recognised internationally and we publish in highly ranked physics journals.

We publish in highly ranked physics journals and, in 2003, one of our former visiting professors, Alexei Abrikosov, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

The staff in the department have been recruited from major research centres worldwide. This creates a lively and stimulating community that attracts numerous visitors and collaborators. Our research is internationally renowned, with 62% of research outputs rated internationally leading or better in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The Department’s research covers a breadth of interests, encompassing:
- biophysics

- materials and structures

- novel materials

- polarons, superconductivity and molecular electronics

- quantum computing

- spintronics

- terahertz superconducting and semiconducting electronics.

In addition, the University’s £17 million STEMLab facility includes a brand new, state-of-the-art Physical Sciences laboratory, designed for physics students to explore the fundamentals of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum phenomena, waves, solid state and thermal physics. It also includes a physics and optics laboratory, allowing for the practical examination of optics and the behaviour of light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and mechanics.The departmental observatory has a 16-inch equatorially-mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

Start dates are available in October, January, April or July each year.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Engineering, Electronic engineering, Optoelectronics, Science, Materials science, Physics, Experimental physics or Theoretical physics, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with Postgrad.com

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here

Register with Postgrad.com

  • Exclusive bursaries
  • Open day alerts
  • Latest PG news
Register Now!