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Queen Mary University of London: Physics

Institution Queen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Physical and Chemical Sciences
Study type Research


We offer postgraduate PhD research opportunities in a wide range of areas of physics and astronomy and have a large and thriving community of postgraduate research students, numbering around 80 at any one time. Research students are assigned a supervisor who has closely related interests, and with whom they agree on a programme of study and research. The School provides opportunities for acquiring relevant skills through a range of short courses and training seminars. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience and training in teaching through laboratory demonstrating and problem class delivery, while at the same time supplementing your income.

Research Areas Research in the School is conducted across four dedicated research centres, with lots of interaction between the centres.

The centres are: Particle Physics Research Centre Contact: Dr Seth Zenz

Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Contact: Dr Andrei Sapelkin

Centre for Research in String Theory Contact: Prof Steven Thomas

Astronomy Unit Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary  is one of the leading institutions in the world for further education. Split across five campuses in central and east London, Queen Mary has a long heritage dating back to 1785 when the first medical school in the UK was formed at the Royal London Hospital.

Students are able to select from an exceptionally broad range of subjects across three main faculties, including the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.


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