Physics and Astrophysics
School of Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Physics and Astrophysics funded PhD Scholarships 2016

6 January 2016

We are pleased to announce seven full PhD Scholarships for 2016 entry within the Department of Physics and Mathematics.

The University of Hull are offering over 40 Scholarships in total to UK, EU and international students, as part of its ongoing commitment to research.

The PhD Scholarships will be combined with investments in Post-Doctoral positions to build robust expertise in key research cluster areas. Each of the PhD projects are distinct and many are interdisciplinary or in collaboration with industry.

The Scholarships cover full fees. UK and EU students will also receive a tax-free maintenance stipend that is in line with Research Councils UK Doctoral Training Centre levels. The closing date for applications is 29 February 2016.

PhD Scholarships

The Scholarships offered within the Department of Physics and Mathematics are available in the following two research clusters:

Directed Self Assembly

The following three PhD positions are part of a major research initiative from the University of Hull to create a directed self-assembly cluster combining the expertise of chemists and physicists to create novel materials:

Directed self-assembly for metamaterials: physics and devices: geometries for nanophotonic applications >

Directed self-assembly for metamaterials: physics and devices: optical and electrical properties of self-assembled metamaterials >

Novel chiroptical organic/metal nano systems >

Origins: From the Sub-Atomic to Clusters of Galaxies

We are pleased to offer four new PhD studentships within the University's E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, spanning the sub-atomic to the largest scales in the Universe:

Nucleosynthetic yields and artificial stars >

The cosmic distance ladder >

Star formation in cluster galaxies >

Extreme solar flares >

For more information about the University of Hull Scholarships 2016, and to apply, visit

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