PG Study The Physics Department at Imperial College is one of the largest and most prestigious postgraduate schools in Physics in the UK. In terms of research it uniquely covers the most comprehensive range of important experimental and theoretical research fields.

Many research groups in the Department are also involved in international and industrial collaboration, and much interdisciplinary research is also undertaken.

The Department has extensive facilities and a tremendous range of research topics available to postgraduate research students, and also currently runs eight MSc/MRes programmes. There are more than 200 research students and over 100 masters students in the Department.

 Prospective students from outside the UK will find some additional useful information on our International Students pages, including information about applications and visas.

Centres for Doctoral training

Imperial College London offers twelve Centres for Doctoral Training. EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills and knowledge to tackle future challenges.

"This approach has cultivated the right environment for students to combine world-class training in research with the acquisition of a broad range of work-ready skills." -  Professor James Stirling, Provost

Why study within a CDT?

  • A style of PhD including research experience and a taught element carried out in a supportive environment
  • High quality training including transferable skills training specifically designed for CDTs and outreach activities
  • Personal and professional development in a cohort
  • Substantial research experience in your first year
  • Challenging projects with a wide range of supervisors from within Imperial and beyond

Find out about all 12 Centres for Doctoral Training, or use the links below for the Centres that work with the Physics Department.