PhD Positions in Physics Swansea University Department of Physics United Kingdom

This scholarship is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). 


Start Date: October 2019 


Swansea University’s Department of Physics invites PhD scholarship applications in areas spanning the research interests of the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory group. These include: 

  • Integrability and AdS/CFT
  • Higher spin holography
  • Dense quark matter at strong coupling and gauge/string duality
  • Quantum fields in curved spacetime
  • Theoretical cosmology
  • Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
  • Non-abelian T-duality and supergravity solutions
  • Holography and physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
  • Lattice studies of strongly interacting systems
  • Lattice QCD at nonzero temperature
  • Dense quark matter and the sign problem
  • High-performance computing 



Candidates must have first, upper second class honours or a Master's degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline. 

Candidates are subject to STFC's UK/EU residency eligibility.  


For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

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