How to apply

Applications for 2018

The CDT-CMP programme is jointly based at the Universities of Bristol and Bath. However, for application purposes, all submissions go through the University of Bristol. Select the Condensed Matter Physics CDT (four-year PhD) postgraduate programme on the form:

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Applications for entry in September 2018 are now open. The next deadline for applications is 15th June 2018.

Awards Available PhD
Programme length 4 years
Number of places ~14 per year
Start Date September 2018
Entry Requirements Normally an upper second-class honours BSc, MSci, or MPhys degree in Physics or a related subject (or international equivalent)
Deadline for Applications The next deadline for applications is 15th June 2018.

Please refer to our CDT-CMP admissions statement when completing the application form.


UK/EU Students: We usually offer up to 12 studentships per year, funded either by EPSRC, the Universities of Bristol and Bath or our industrial/facility/company partners. These studentships cover tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £14,777 per year for living expenses (increases annually).

Non-UK/EU Students: We welcome applications from International and self-funded students.

Most of our fully-funded EPSRC studentships are only available to UK nationals and other EU nationals who have lived in the UK for at least three years. Non-EU students are usually funded through external Scholarships. To find out whether or not you are eligible for funding please see the EPSRC eligibility criteria.  For further information about funding please see our FAQs page.

If you have questions before you apply, please e-mail

Please check our opportunities page for any project studentships that may be on offer.

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