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Department of Physics

How to apply


We strongly encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible, although there is no formal deadline.

Entry requirements can be found here.

Please complete the Durham University On-Line application form, which can be found at .Please indicate on the application form which of the Department’s five research sections you are interested in applying for:


You will also have the opportunity to upload your supporting documentation with your application. These should include:

Academic transcripts,
English Language certificates (if required)

Please note that we no longer require applicants to complete a Departmental/Initial Application Form in addition to the University on-line application process.


You will need to provide the contact details of two referrees on your application form in support of your application.

It is important that the email addresses that you provide for your referees are correct at the time you submit your online application form.

The Department will contact your referees directly and ask them to complete an online form via our secure referencing system.


If your referee would like to provide a reference letter in addition to completing the online reference form, please ask them to submit it to the email address below.


You are very welcome to approach the relevant named contact person for a discussion prior to application.


Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Physics
Durham University
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3745