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PhDs in Science and Engineering

Department of Physics and Astronomy STFC Studentship


This fully funded studentship includes:
  • Tuition fees at home or international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend

Specified use

This studentship is open to all nationalities and will be of interest to students who want to research physics and astronomy.

Tenable period

3.5 years

Funding provider


Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Academic requirements

To be considered for this studentship you must:

  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum of a 2i class UK Masters honours degree, or international equivalent, or a First Class Bachelor degree with an additional Masters degree, or international equivalent.
  • Applicants with a First Class Bachelor degree, or international equivalent, with proven research experience may also be considered.

Application procedure

Apply for a place on the PhD programme of your choice.

Specify in your application form that you want to be considered for the ‘STFC Funding’ (funding section).

Selection criteria

For Astronomy, once all of your supporting documents have been received prior to the application deadline, your application will be reviewed by supervisors and they will nominate the top three applications for the panel chair to shortlist for interview.

For Physics, once all of your supporting documents have been received prior to the application deadline, the panel chair will review all applications and the panel will support them with shortlisting for interview.

Closing date

Contact the department for details

Additional information

Postgraduate Research Funding

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