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Department of Physics

Degrees Offered

We provide research topics at the forefront of the subject, with good facilities, high quality supervision and monitoring and with relevant postgraduate lecture courses and seminars, as well as opportunities to attend and speak at conferences. Successful postgraduate study at Durham will not only secure your higher degree but will also form a firm foundation for your future career.

Degrees Offered

We offer the following postgraduate courses:

Details of studentships can be found below and on the Studentships page.

Positions open in new EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training

A number of PHD positions will be available in the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT).

For further information visit the SOFI CDT web pages (https://www.dur.ac.uk/soft.matter/cdt/) or contact Dr Lian Hutchings (l.r.hutchings@durham.ac.uk)

SOFI CDT PhD Positions for October 2018

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces

Up to 16 fully-funded four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces for October 2018 for graduates in the physical sciences including Physics.


The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT) provides industrially-integrated, postgraduate training in research, enterprise and innovation for future leaders in the soft matter academic and industrial sectors. SOFI CDT combines expertise from Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh universities, industry and central facilities. It brings together more than 50 academics from departments of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Computing, (Applied) Mathematics and Durham University Business School.

For further information on SOFI CDT and how to apply please visit the SOFI CDT website: www.dur.ac.uk/soft.matter/cdt/ and www.facebook.com/softmattercdt