Postgraduate opportunities

There is opportunity for suitably motivated and qualified individuals who wish to undertake postgraduate research in the fields of

  • Mathematical/Theoretical Physics, or
  • Mathematics

This will lead to either an MSc by Research (normally after 1 year) or PhD (normally after 3-4 years) postgraduate degree. We also offer, if resources allow, part-time PhDs.

We welcome informal enquiries from potential candidates. You are encouraged to contact members of academic staff to ask about possible research topics.

UH Studentships

These studentships are open to UK and to non-UK students. A few of these studentships are available every year. Applicants must hold, or expect to have been awarded by the starting date, an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g., physics, astrophysics, mathematics). The University also expects applicants to have an IELTS (English proficiency) score of normally 6.5 or above.

How to apply

To apply, a completed application form, along with 2 letters of reference, should be returned (by post or email) to Lorraine Nicholls at the address below, by the closing date. You should arrange for your referees to write separately using the form provided.

The application form can be downloaded on this link or can be requested from

Contact Dr Sugata Kaviraj for advice on making your application or for further information.

Address for applications and information:
Type of enquiry Contact details

General enquiries

Dr Sugata Kaviraj, Postgraduate Tutor

tel +44 (0)1707 284223

fax +44 (0)1707 284185

School of Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Herts AL10 9AB

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