+ About XM2

XM2 is one of the biggest doctoral training centres in the UK, based entirely in Exeter, offering 14-18 fully funded 4 year studentships per year. Click here to download our annual brochure for 2016-17.



54 researchers have already joined XM2.  Up to 20 more will be recruited for a 2017 start.  Find out more.

+ A new approach to PhD training

XM2 students benefit from a holistic, cohort-based training model, and the support possibilities offered as a result of being part of a broad peer group

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All about Metamaterials

XM2 Director, and President of the IOP, Professor Roy Sambles FRS talks about his love of physics and the science of metamaterials.

+ XM2 Research

XM2 is interdiciplinary in nature, with projects taking place within our research groups in the Physics and Engineering departments: Electromganetic and Acoustic MaterialsQuantum Systems and Nanostructures, and Functional Materials