We strongly encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible, although there is no formal deadline. Please see the entry and language requirements below first.
For entry to the PhD you will be required to have achieved a First Class honours Bachelor's degree, or at least a 2:1 Integrated Master’s degree or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university (or equivalent).
Applicants for the MSc by Research will be required to have achieved a 2:2 MPhys or 2:1 Bachelor's degree.
Overseas students - see equivalent entry requirements and any English language requirements on our country pages. The information is split up by country, so if you do not see your country listed or have further questions, please contact the International Office.
See the University's minimal language requirements for postgraduate studies in the Department of Physics, for students whose first language is not English.
To apply, please follow the instructions listed below:
Please complete the Durham University On-Line application form.
Select one or more research sections from the following:
Please note that you do not need to submit more than one application, even if you are interested in more than one project or research area within Physics. Please list your chosen research section in the 'Field of Study' section.
Please indicate on the application form your current University and degree. Also please ensure that you upload all appropriate academic certificates and transcripts to your application.
We suggest you provide a short document of a few paragraphs (no longer than 1 page). This will give us an idea of your research interests.
For anyone whose first language is not English we require an English Language Certificate (sat within 24 months of the anticipated start date of your course).
Please detail on the application which funding source you are interested in or have secured, for example, CSC, DDS, STFC, EPSRC.
Please note: your application cannot be considered until we have all this information.
The University application system can be slow to complete. The Admissions Department have been made aware of the issue. In the meantime, please accept our apologies.
There are no set deadlines for applications to the Postgraduate degrees in the Department of Physics, but there may be deadlines attached to certain studentships, awards or specific projects offered by the Department.