EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics (CDT-CMP)

University of Bristol

Up to 14 fully-funded PhD places for a 4-year CDT PhD programme, starting September 2018.

The Universities of Bristol and Bath joint EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics (CDT-CMP): The Centre aims to train students across a broad range of disciplines in the field of hard condensed matter physics, encompassing experiment, theory, fundamental physics and device applications.

Key elements of the PhD programme

  • Taught courses and hands-on training in experimental and theoretical techniques during year one. Example topics include: the physics of novel materials; Device fabrication and characterization; and Theoretical modelling and simulation.
  • Physics techniques modules (theory and experiment), short exploratory training projects and an extended research project in a choice of groups at Universities of Bristol or Bath.
  • Optional research placements with our industrial and large facility partners or at leading overseas Universities.
  • World-leading supervisors in Condensed Matter Physics.
  • Embedded skills training.
  • A research project based in our excellently equipped laboratories with a wide choice of exciting experimental and theoretical projects in fields including: 
    - Superconductors 
    - Magnetic materials 
    - 2D materials; graphene and beyond 
    - Semiconductors 
    - Photonic and plasmonic materials 
    - Condensed matter theory 
    - Spintronics


1+3 years tuition fees (at ‘home’ rate) and stipend. Minimum stipend for 2018/19 will be at least £14,553.

Eligibility and application process

Eligibility: UK and EU students. Academic entry requirements: at least a 2.1 (or above) classification BSc/MSci/MPhys (or equivalent) degree in Physics or a related subject.

Deadline for self-funded applications: 01 August 2018

Further details about the programme and how to apply on our website at: https://www.cdt-cmp.ac.uk/apply/