Theoretical Physics: Fully Funded STFC PhD Scholarship at Swansea University

  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • Deadline: February 15, 2019
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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/CFTHigher spin holographyDense quark matter at strong coupling and gauge/string dualityQuantum fields in curved spacetimeTheoretical cosmologyAmplitudes in gauge and supergravity theoriesNon-abelian T-duality and supergravity solutionsHolography and physics beyond the Standard ModelLarge-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and dualityLattice studies of strongly interacting systemsLattice QCD at nonzero temperatureDense quark matter and the sign problemHigh-performance computing

Applications should be received before 15 February 2019 with interviews taking place at the end of February.


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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This is a three-year fully-funded STFC scholarship, which covers UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend. The current stipend is £14,777 per annum (the 2019 stipend has not yet been confirmed).


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