Physics and Astronomy PhD opportunities

Our wide-ranging research portfolio covers three main themes: Particle and Nuclear Physics; Quantum Matter and Nanoscale Science; and Astronomy. In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, our physics research is ranked 4th in the UK for GPA and top for 4* research.

Hear from our PhD students

PhD students from the Gravitational Wave Group talk about their PhD and why they chose the University of Birmingham:

Video guide:
0:06 - Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?
0:46 - What's the best thing about studying at Birmingham?
1:10 - The Gravitational Wave Research Group
1:42 - What's your highlight at Birmingham?
2:18 - What advice would you give to prospective PhD students?