Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics


We always welcome enquiries from interested researchers and students. Find out more about working with us below.

Research Fellowships

Available Research Fellowships are posted on the University of Sussex website and shared on research group websites. Check regularly for opportunities, or contact our groups and AMO faculty directly to find out more about working with us.   

PhD positions

Independently-funded students

We welcome applications from independently-funded students at any time.  Please contact our AMO faculty or write to the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences here: 

Eligibility and funded projects

You should have, or expect to have, a UK upper second honours degree, or a good UK Masters degree, in a relevant subject.  Qualifications from outside the UK are accepted and you can check the equivalence of your non-UK qualifications by contacting us at   Academic requirements may vary for some funded studentships, so please check each studentship advertisement for details.   All  funded projects currently open are listed here.

International students

Find out more about funding your studies and living expenses here.

How to apply

We can only accept applications made via our online application service, here. To apply for a specific, advertised studentship, follow the link in the advertisement.  If you have independent funding, please add details when completing the Other Information/Finance section of your application.

Contact us

You can contact our AMO faculty directly to find out more about our research and university, plus opportunities to work or study with us.  If you have any questions about your eligibility, or the application process, please contact