STFC Fully-Funded Scholarships in Theoretical Physics at Swansea University

Closing date: Open until filled

Start date:  1st October 2019

Swansea University’s Department of Physics has a call for STFC funded scholarships in 2019 in areas spanning the research interests of the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory group.   These include:

  • Integrability and AdS/CFT
  • Higher spin holography
  • Dense quark matter at strong coupling and gauge/string duality
  • Quantum fields in curved spacetime
  • Theoretical cosmology
  • Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
  • Non-abelian T-duality and supergravity solutions
  • Holography and physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
  • Lattice studies of strongly interacting systems
  • Lattice QCD at nonzero temperature
  • Dense quark matter and the sign problem
  • High-performance computing


Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Masters degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline.  Informal enquiries and queries on eligibility for this programme may be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor Dr D. Thompson -

Studentships funded by STFC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.


These are three year fully-funded STFC scholarships, which cover UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend.  The current stipend is £14,777 per annum (the 2019 stipend has not yet been confirmed).

How to apply:

To apply for this studentship, please download the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to indicate, in broad terms, their proposed research interests within the activities of the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory group. 
  • Please include ‘STFC 1-3 19-20 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION’ in the subject line of your email

Please email the documents to or post them to:

Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
Wallace Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP