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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.

Postgraduate Opportunities 2018

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.