University of Southampton Full PhD Studentships at Optoelectronics Research Centre in UK, 2017

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at University of Southampton is offering full scholarships for UK students.

This physics and materials science PhD programme offers a solid start to any career in optics and photonics, whether you are planning to stay in academia or work in industry.

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research based at the University of Southampton.

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Students can conduct research on one of the following topics:

  • All-Optical Signal Processing on Silicon
  • Next generation optical sensors for trace toxic gas detection
  • Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonic Devices for Sensing Applications

Scholarship Award: Full scholarships are available for UK students. University is normally able to fund the fees of EU applicants but they only have limited funding to support living expenses. The competition for this funding is, therefore, tough and obtaining funding from any other source will increase chances of success. International students are encouraged to seek full or partial funding from other sources (e.g. national government scholarships, commonwealth scholarships, self-funding etc).

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Students are required to have either a first or upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area from a recognised University – and a basic background in Mathematics.

Nationality: Scholarships are available for UK students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have master’s degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; for information on other accepted English Language tests.

How to Apply: Students are welcome to contact Dr. Senthil Ganapathy ( or Prof. James Wilkinson ( for an informal discussion. Please mention the project title and supervisors name in application when applying online.

  • Identify the course would like to apply for.
  • Check you meet the general entry requirements, and, if relevant, make sure you meet any special requirements for international students.
  • If relevant, put together a research proposal and identify a potential supervisor. This is often the case for subjects such as humanities, social sciences or management. In general, sciences, engineering and medicine offer PhD studentships for which a title, remit and supervisor are already in place.
  • Check the specific course details for your subject area for more details. Download guide to preparing a research proposal for more information and advice.
  • Find out about scholarships and sources of funding. Visit postgraduate research funding page.
  • Apply online: To apply for your chosen postgraduate research course use online application form. For detailed guidance on the online application process download our application guide.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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