Physics: Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarships at Swansea University (AMQP)

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 13 May 2019

**Start date: **1 October 2019

Swansea University’s Department of Physics has a call for two EPSRC funded scholarships in 2019 in areas spanning the research interests of the Atomic Molecular and Quantum Physics (AMQP) group. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Antihydrogen Research with the ALPHA Collaboration
  • Positronium research, including interactions with trapped ions
  • Positron beam physics, and positron annihilation spectroscopy
  • Ultra-cold atoms with tapered optical nano-fibres as a quantum interface
  • Quantum computing and simulation to develop atomic, molecular and optical systems for quantum information processing
  • Development of quantum neural networks, based on atoms and photons
  • Femto-second electron pulse generation for time-resolved imaging of structural dynamics in the condensed phase
  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Levitated optomechanics for fundamental measurements and technological applications
  • Adaptive control of soft X-rays for coherent imaging
  • Modelling, simulation and control of quantum systems with applications to quantum technology, spintronics and MR spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy for disease diagnosis

Applications should be received before 13 May 2019, with interviews taking place as soon as possible thereafter.


Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Masters degree with Merit (or equivalent), in a relevant discipline.  Informal enquiries and queries on eligibility for this programme may be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Professor Markus Müller ( or the Head of Group, Professor Mike Charlton (

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.

Studentships funded by EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility.


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Each scholarhip covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009 per annum. Additional cost-of-living support is available for projects based at CERN.


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