Physics research degrees

Our postgraduate research in physics including entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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At the University of Dundee, Physics has entered into a new and exciting phase of growth, with eminent staff appointments in cutting edge technology sectors and research in projects are available in the following areas.

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biomedical imaging and technology
  • Computational bio-physics
  • Materials Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Renewable energy

This continual reinvigoration allows state-of-the-art teaching and research to complement traditional fundamental knowledge transfer, so as to provide excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0


We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Physics

MSc by Research Physics

Science & Engineering (non-graduating) (research)

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.