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Postgraduate Opportunities

PhD projects currently available in the School of Physics are listed below. If one of these projects interests you, please get in touch with the project leader, providing the necessary information needed for an initial contact. In particular indicate your degree, your final or expected mark, your previous research experience if any, why you are interested in the projects, and why you believe you are a suitable candidate.

Some projects are associated with grants, perhaps from SFI or the EU, which pay a student's fees and a stipend. Others do not and rely on the student applying for funding. These applicants can apply for funding from the following sources: Irish Research Council(deadline 28 January), TCD PG Scholarship and School of Physics Studentship schemes.

PhD Studentships - Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced characterisation for Materials (CDT ACM)

The Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Centre (AMBER) is inviting applications for five (5) PhD studentships to start in September 2019. These studentships are part of the joint SFI-EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced characterisation for Materials (CDT ACM) programme. The CDT ACM programme is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin, Imperial College London and University College London (UCL). Successful applicants will be registered at Trinity College Dublin but will be required to spend their first semester in London attending lectures, receiving expert training and completing coursework with their UK colleagues at Imperial and UCL. Further short visits are scheduled during years 2-4 of the program. Applicants must have been resident in an EU member state for 3 out of the last 5 years to be eligible for funding through this programme.

The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class or strong 2-1 Honours Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Nanoscience, Materials Science or related disciplines. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team. Excellent time-management, written- and oral-communication skills are essential.

To make informal enquires please contact Jesus Barco Montero The deadline for applications is 5pm on March 29th.

Postgraduate Opportunities 2019

Students that are eligible to apply for international PhD scholarships should contact a prospective School of Physics academic supervisor and the School’s Global Officer, Dr Niamh McGoldrick (

For Chinese students who are interested in applying to the Chinese Scholarship Council for funding, please contact Dr Niamh McGoldrick on Further information on the joint TCD-CSC scholarship is available here.