Postgraduate opportunities

PhD in Experimental Particle Physics

The deadline for applications for the 2021 PhD intake has now passed. We can still consider applications from candidates who bring their own funding (e.g. through personal scholarships). Please contact Mark Williams for enquiries.

Applications received now will be considered for the PhD intake for the 2022-23 academic year, but it is recommended that you wait until September to apply, so that your details are up-to-date during the selection process (deadline will be 28 January 2022). Information on the application process can be found here.

We offer fully-funded STFC PhD studentships (from 2021 onwards, for both UK and international students). Students can also apply for the University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship (for any nationality). We are part of the ScotDIST CDT in Data Intensive Science. We also encourage candidates apply for external scholarships where available. Examples are the Bell-Burnell scholarship and the Schlumberger `Faculty for the Future' fellowship, but there are many others with varying eligibility criteria.

We welcome applications from excellent candidates who already hold a scholarship (or have their own funds), or wish to apply for a PhD place in conjunction with a scholarship application. Most projects include the opportunity for a fully-funded long-term attachment to CERN for 12-24 months.  For more information ppe-phd [at] (email us).

MSc in Particle and Nuclear Physics

From September 2018 we offer an MSc degree in Particle and Nuclear Physics. This  MSc is aimed to develop research and problem solving skills, with graduates gaining the skills needed to apply advanced data analysis techniques to the large data sets being collected by running and planned experiments. Learn more here or contact the program directors victoria.martin [at] (Victoria Martin) or mneedham [at] (Matthew Needham).  We offer scholarships towards fees for 2020/21 entry on this program see here

Useful links

Information about current Particle Physics Experiment PhD projects  and MSc opportunities can be found in our Postgraduate Research Study section: