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Eligibility, admissions and funding

Candidate eligibility, the application procedure and funding sources

**Applications for the next academic year are now accepted. Check the University website for deadline.**

However, places in the course are offered from October on a conditional (academic and other, as applicable) basis.

Applications for the course will be submitted through the University-wide online system for processing postgraduate applications, which then passes them to the Department of Physics. Successful candidates will have a first class (or high upper second class) honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent from international institutions) in a science or technology discipline, and are expected to be able to demonstrate an adequate level of computer literacy (should be able to write code performing a science/maths application using a programming language such as C/C++, FORTRAN, Java or Python).

Full details of the application procedure, including an application form and deadlines, can be found on the University's website.

Candidates are encouraged to pay particular attention, on the application form, to the section where their choice of research area must be stated. Their choice must be identified at this stage, so that their application can be forwarded to an appropriate supervisor for consideration. Alternatively, if a specific supervisor has been identified, they can be named in the appropriate box in the application form.

The main University website has a webpage listing all of the possible sources of funding (link opens in a new window).