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The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent in Physics, or related disciplines.
Please see the section below for international equivalencies.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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If you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss national, you may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate in order to study this programme.
Our research portfolio draws inspiration from and contributes to aspects of biology, chemistry and industry. The general aim of our activities is to reveal the links between molecular structure and potentially exploitable material properties.
We are engaged in fundamental and applied research on exotic and disordered materials including structured liquids, supercritical fluids, supercooled/glassy systems, liquid crystals, ultra-thin molecular films and matter under extreme conditions.
The group also has several programmes on novel optical bio-imaging and optical manipulation which include spectroscopic imaging, time resolved flouresence imaging and optical tweezers.
Some of our activities take place within the COSMIC; we also collaborate closely with the Condensed Matter Group.
We have six staff and six students.
We offer training in experimental, simulated and theoretical techniques. Postgraduate researchers will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art optical spectroscopy and microscopy.
Skills are earned primarily by active engagement in a research project within a supportive and lively research group.
Many of our activities take place within the COSMIC, which is committed to innovation in optical science.
Extensive use is also made of the ISIS facility - the brightest pulsed neutron source in the world.
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This article was published on Aug 21, 2013