Postgraduate study

Why Physics at Sussex?

  • we are consistently rated one of the best Physics and Astronomy departments in the UK (Source: NSS)
  • 77 per cent of our Physics research was assessed as world leading or internationally recognised, with 93 per cent of our research outputs assessed as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). Our lecturers are world-class researchers who bring their expertise to all of our teaching.

We welcome applications for postgraduate study from students from a range of science subjects.

See our 2018 Postgraduate Prospectus for information about our Masters and PhD courses, including academic and English language requirements and how to apply.

Andrew's perspective

'Having a PhD in Physics made finding a job after graduation relatively simple. It was apparent that the PhD is valued increasingly highly by employers.

'With so many more undergraduates with good degrees coming onto the labour market the PhD gives a significant edge in applications for graduate posts or schemes.

'In addition, most companies pay a premium to PhD graduates, and there’s usually room for negotiating better terms. The PhD is an investment in your future career - having been at work for a year now, it is obvious that my company at least is targeting PhD and Masters graduates.' 

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