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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Imperial College London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN-21, JUL-21, AUG-21, SEP-21, OCT-21, NOV-21, DEC-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

A research degree is a very individual experience, more so than an undergraduate degree. While the overarching structure will be identical or similar across the university, individual research projects, research interactions and assessment interactions will differ. This environment can provide a rich learning experience for student cohorts discussing their experiences.

A research degree has an exciting scope for collaborations and working as a team and as such, learning or enhancing your communication and people management skills. It is highly creative and can be more unpredictable than an undergraduate degree. A research degree is not simply about collecting results or data but also querying these and discussing them with others. Learning is continuous and poor experimental results can form part of research learning and success. Unlike a typical classroom experience of an undergraduate degree, a research degree will empower you to drive your own learning experience and expand your knowledge in a variety of ways.

PhD Opportunities within Physics can be found using the following links:

  • Astrophysics
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Experimental Solid State Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Photonics
  • Physics Education Research
  • Plasma Physics
  • Plastic Electronics CDT
  • Quantum Optics & Laser Science
  • Space & Atmospheric Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

The vibrant and internationally-leading research programme within the Blackett Laboratory actively fosters the development of new knowledge and new areas of technology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 26,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 50 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    209 92%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    4th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    48th

    1

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