PhD Condensed Matter and Photonics

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP17500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP4062 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
Condensed Matter and Photonics (CMP) brings together scientists with complementary skills, to share knowledge and resources, to provide a focus and direction for the future of our physics research, and provide training for the next generation.

Description

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Condensed Matter and Photonics (CMP) brings together scientists with complementary skills, to share knowledge and resources, to provide a focus and direction for the future of our physics research, and provide training for the next generation.

The group, comprising 20 academics and ~28 researchers, operates at the cusp between fundamental physics and development of device concepts though measurements of fundamental optical and electrical processes in organic and inorganic semiconductor and metallic (nano) structures, enabling advances in understanding of light-matter interactions, charge transport, development and verification of theories, development of novel device concepts and high sensitivity photometric and spectroscopic instruments. Group activity can be further subdivided into the research themes of Photonics & Biophotonics, Quantum Materials & Devices, Nanoscale Science & Technology, Theory & Computational Physics and Imaging, Sensors & Instrumentation.

The group is equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art laboratories including two class 1000 cleanrooms for device and test structure fabrication and has extensive experimental and theoretical capability including a number of world-leading material, device fabrication and characterisation techniques invented within the group.

Special Features

  • Research students take specialist academic courses and courses to develop their communication and personal skills.

  • There is a full programme of seminars and the individual research groups hold regular meetings where members present new results and discuss their research in detail.

  • There is an annual postgraduate conference and a research student poster competition.

  • There are active collaborations with research groups overseas and regular attendance at major international conferences by staff and students.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 17500 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 4062 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date , October 2016, January 2017, April 2017
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Project Type Predefined
Educational Form Academic

Course Content

PhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1-2 years (Full-time) / opportunities available (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
600

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Requirements

Suitable for graduates with a good honours degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Electronics or a related subject, depending on the research area.

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).

Supporting materials required:

  • Research Proposal
  • Two academic references and copies of full transcripts

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Cardiff University, United Kingdom

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