Funding & studentships

A variety of scholarships are available, which vary from full scholarships covering tuition fees and a stipend to cover living expenses, to partial scholarships.

Funding opportunities

Students who wish to study any of our research projects, or wish to suggest their own research project, can be considered for the following:

Students who wish to join one of our doctoral training programmes may be considered for the following:

Early Stage Researcher Posts

Early stage researcher posts are advertised as they occur. Early stage researcher posts are salaried, and offer PhD training, and are linked to a specific project/area of study and supervisor. Some opportunities may be restricted to UK/EU nationality only as specified by grant requirements. These will be advertised by the University’s HR department.


There are opportunities available for postgraduate research students to tutor and demonstrate physics undergraduate courses. This can be a welcome source of additional income (although will only cover a small part of your costs) as well as an opportunity to learn and practice teaching skills.