Postgraduate research opportunities

The Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials Group hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, which recruits up to 18 fully-funded PhD studentship every year.  The page Funding for postgraduates webpage gives details of other funded positions across our group, the Department of Physics and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Why choose Exeter for your postgraduate Physics research?

  • 8th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research
  • 9th in the UK for Physics & Astronomy in The Complete University Guide 2016
  • Multimillion pound investment in ultra fast lasers, nano-fabrication, bio-imaging, clean-rooms and computing facilities
  • Excellent research facilities include an astronomical observatory, a £1 million supercomputer and a helium liquefier
  • Over 90 per cent submit their theses within the EPSRC deadline period, with most publishing several scientific papers during their period of study
  • Collaborative biomedical research opportunities with Sport and Health Sciences and University of Exeter Medical School

Postgraduate research projects

We encourage interested applicants to browse our research pages for areas of our research they are interested in and to contact the members of academic staff concerned.

Specific fully-funded PhD projects can become available throughout the year. Current positions will be listed on our Funding for postgraduates page.

1 Research Assessment Exercise 2008 based on percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*