Applications for places starting in 2018 open on the 16th October 2017, with a deadline in late January 2018. If you are applying for non-STFC funds, it is essential that you contact us much earlier than January, as other deadlines vary.
We typically hold interviews in February, and will contact eligible applicants after the deadline with details.
If you do not have English as your first language, you will also have to meet the "Standard level" of UCL's English language requirements before accepting an offer of a PhD position and starting studies at UCL.
To apply, you need to do TWO things:
- Complete ONLINE the UCL graduate application form.
You need to apply through the UCL online admissions system. You can either fill in a PDF version of the application form or use the online application (preferred).
Once you have selected ‘Accept and apply’, fill in the drop-down lists with the following information and click the Search button:
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Programme Type: Postgraduate Research
Full time, part time, etc: Full-time
Then select the ‘Apply Now’ link for Research Degree: Physics and Astronomy: High Energy Physics. You need to create an account with the UCL Online Application Service in order to complete the online form.
Research proposal & supervisor: The application form requests a research proposal and a supervisor. In general, the proposal can be quite general, and the supervisor can be left blank. However, if you are interested in a particular project, do please include this information. If you are applying for a specific funded place/scholarship, this will typically be associated with a project and supervisor, so please fill out all the information.
Once you have completed the form, save a copy and make a note of the date and time when you submitted it.
Notify Dr Gavin Hesketh
by email to gavin.hesketh AT ucl.ac.uk. Include the date you completed your application, and to help us determine which sources of funding you may be eligible for, please also include whichever one of these statements applies:
- I am an EU (incl. UK) citizen who has been resident in the UK for the previous three years.
- I am a non-EU citizen, and have been residing in the UK for the last 3 years but not wholly or mainly for the purpose of higher education.
- I am an EU (incl. UK) citizen who has been living in the EU (but not the UK) for the last 3 years.
- None of the above (please provide some more information on your circumstances).