Research degrees

We enable promising scientists to pursue original research in a friendly, vibrant, research active environment and to equip them with the necessary skills to become productive independent researchers.

Whether you are studying for an MPhil or PhD, we offer you the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned scientists and facilities, across our research groups.

Find out more about a MPhil or PhD in Physics and Astronomy.


We are pleased to host a number of studentships via multiple schemes - please visit the links below to find out more details, deadlines, and how to apply:

  • NERC Doctoral Training Partnership CENTA - Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Central England NERC Training Alliance.
  • STFC - Science and Technology Facilities Council.
  • EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  • University of Leicester funding opportunities - follow the link to the College of Science and Engineering

For a complete list of funded projects available in Physics and Astronomy please visit FindaPhD.

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