UK Graduate Places

This site provides some information on graduate places available in experimental and theoretical particle physics at the various UK universities, with emphasis on STFC-funded studentships.

Not all universities may have supplied their information, so a missing entry doesn't necessarily mean no places are available. This may be particularly true for theory places.

For each university, only brief information is given, with a contact person and web site for further information.

Universities are listed alphabetically, with some listing experimental and theoretical PP separately.

Other useful sites: STFC Studentships, Institute of Physics, HEPP group

Birmingham, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr Paul Newman (prn [at] hep [dot] ph [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.ep.ph.bham.ac.uk/general/phdentry/

Bristol, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: Linear collider (LCFI) project [available immediately], electroweak physics at CMS, CP-violation studies at BaBar and LHCb, strong interaction physics at ZEUS [all for October entry]
Application deadline: as soon as possible, interviews to be held in February / March 2005
Contact person: Dr Dave Newbold (dave [dot] newbold [at] cern [dot] ch)
Web: http://www.phy.bris.ac.uk/

Brunel University, Electronic & Computer Engineering

Project with Vacancies:CMS
Application deadline: 23 August 2008
Contact person: Dr Liliana Teodorescu (liliana [dot] teodorescu [at] brunel [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/TP895/STFC_PhD_studentship/

Durham, Centre for Particle Theory

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Prof Paul Mansfield (P [dot] R [dot] W [dot] Mansfield [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.cpt.dur.ac.uk/Graduate/

Edinburgh, Particle Physics

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact persons: Mrs Jane Patterson (jane [dot] patterson [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/particle/Exp/group/studentships.html

Edinburgh, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr Luigi Del Debbio (luigi [dot] del [dot] debbio [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~binoth/PPT_PhD_Projects.html

Glasgow, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Prof Tony Doyle (a [dot] doyle [at] physics [dot] gla [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.gla.ac.uk/physics/ppe/postgraduateopportunities/

Glasgow, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr. David Miller (d [dot] miller [at] physics [dot] gla [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/ppt/postgrad.htm

Imperial College London, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline: see our website
Contact person: Dr Dave Colling (d [dot] colling [at] imperial [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research/hep/vacancies/pg.htm

Kings College London, Theoretical Physics

Projects with vacancies: Strings, Branes, Supersymmetry. Supergravity, Conformal Field Theory and Integrable models and related topics
Application deadline: 19th February 2010
Contact person: Dr Gerard Watts (gerard [dot] watts [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/pse/maths/research/thphys/phd-programme.html

Lancaster, Experimental PP

Projects with Vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact Person: Dr Roger Jones (roger [dot] jones [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/physics/research/particle/grad-ops.html

Liverpool, Experimental PP

Projects with Vacancies: ATLAS, LHCb, T2K, Accelerator Science
Application deadline: February 2008
Contact Person: Dr Neil McCauley (N [dot] McCauley [at] liverpool [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.liv.ac.uk/physics/admissions/postgraduate/index.html

Liverpool, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: String theory, supersymmetry, lattice gauge theory, QCD, particle phenomenology
Application deadline:
Contact person: Professor Alon Faraggi (Alon [dot] Faraggi [at] liv [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.maths.liv.ac.uk/TheorPhys/RESEARCH/postgrad.html

Manchester, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline: as soon as possible
Contact person: Professor Fred Loebinger (fred [dot] loebinger [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: www.hep.man.ac.uk/join.html

Manchester, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: All areas of Particle Physics phenomenology (some could be joint with Experimental PP)
Application deadline: as soon as possible
Contact person: Professor Jeff Forshaw (jeff [dot] forshaw [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: www.hep.man.ac.uk/join.html

NExT Institute, PP Phenomenology (Theory & Experiment)

Three NExT Studentships are available with start in October 2012.
Please see: http://www.next-institute.ac.uk/jobs/
Contact person: Prof Stefano Moretti (stefano [at] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk) Web: http://www.next-institute.ac.uk/jobs.html

Nottingham, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: Theoretical Particle Physics: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline: as soon as possible
Contact person: Prof Ed Copeland (ed [dot] copeland [at] nottingham [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/research/particles/phdprojects.html

Oxford, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: various
Application deadline: see our website
Contact person: Miss Kim Proudfoot (k [dot] proudfoot [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduates/particle-physics

Oxford, Theory

Projects with vacancies: 3 STFC funded positions plus 3-4 places for applicants with other funding
Application deadline: see our website
Web: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/user/Particle/graduate/graduate.html

Queen Mary, University of London, Experimental Particle Physics

Projects with Vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline: See our website
Contact person: Dr Alex Martin (a [dot] j [dot] martin [at] qmul [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://hepwww.ph.qmul.ac.uk/

Queen Mary, University of London, Theoretical Physics

Projects with Vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline: see our website
Contact person: Professor WJ Spence (w [dot] j [dot] spence [at] qmul [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.strings.ph.qmul.ac.uk/

Royal Holloway, University of London

Projects with vacancies: ATLAS, Accelerator physics, phenomenology
Application deadline: see our website
Contact person: Professor Grahame Blair (g [dot] blair [at] rhul [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.pp.rhul.ac.uk/

Royal Holloway, University of London, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: see webpage for details
Application deadline: open until filled
Contact person: Dr Stephen West (Stephen [dot] West [at] rhul [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://theory.pp.rhul.ac.uk/

Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Experimental PP Projects (with collaborating University)

For entry in October 2011 there are 4 STFC funded RAL joint studentships available on the following projects (to be held in association with the collaborating University indicated in parenthesis):
1) ATLAS W'/Z' search, Trigger upgrade (with Birmingham University)
2) CMS SUSY searches, pixcel readout development (with Imperial College)
3) T2K Neutrino Cross-section measurement, GENIE Simulation (with Warwick University)
4) nEDM Neutron Electric Dipole Moment, SQUID magnetometry (with Oxford University)
Application Deadline: (See entry for corresponding collaborating University)
University Contact Person: (see entry for corresponding collaborating University),
RAL Contact Person: Dr. W. G. Scott (RAL/PPD) (w [dot] g [dot] scott [at] rl [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://hepwww.rl.ac.uk/ppdstudentships/

Sheffield, Astro-Particle Theory and Cosmology

Projects with Vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: apt_pg [at] shef [dot] ac [dot] uk
Web: http://www.shef.ac.uk/physics/research/astroparticle/phd-projects.htm

Sussex, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: ATLAS, Neutron EDM, SNO+
Application deadline: See website - please apply as early as possible
Contact person: Dr Antonella De Santo (A [dot] De-Santo [at] sussex [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: https://epp.phys.sussex.ac.uk/epp/DPhilAtSussex

Sussex, Theoretical PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr Mark Hindmarsh (m [dot] b [dot] hindmarsh [at] sussex [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.pact.cpes.sussex.ac.uk/particle-theory/

Swansea, Unversity, Theoretical and Experimental Physics

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr Adi Armoni (a [dot] armoni [at] swan [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/physics/postgraduate/

University College London, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr David Waters (dwaters [at] hep [dot] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www.hep.ucl.ac.uk/postgrad/

Warwick, Experimental PP

Projects with vacancies: No information supplied, please check the website
Application deadline:
Contact person: Dr Yorck Ramachers (y [dot] a [dot] ramachers [at] warwick [dot] ac [dot] uk)
Web: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/epp/