PhD and MSc opportunities

PhD studentDepending on resources, we aim every year to have new PhD and MSc projects with several UK universities addressing plasma physics, materials science and fusion engineering associated with tokamaks, providing a range of exciting research opportunities.

The projects range from the theoretical, through computational modelling, to experimental studies. Most students are based at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, while some are based at their university. All have both a Culham and a university supervisor.

Typically starting each October, we run a broad range of PhD and MSc projects with about eight different university departments. Please check this page for updates on opportunities.

DPhil opportunities in plasma physics at the University of Oxford

Projects start in October 2017; application deadline: 20 January 2017

The Plasma Theory Group at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, offers a number of opportunities for DPhil research in fusion plasma. All projects (some of which have a strong experimental component) are jointly supervised by Oxford faculty members and CCFE researchers. For project descriptions and how to apply, see

The University of Oxford also offers a programme of graduate-level courses in plasma theory within its Master Course in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (these courses are available to all DPhil students, but there is also a stand-alone one-year MSc degree) and within the Oxford-Warwick-Imperial Centre for Postgraduate Training in Plasma Physics and High Energy Density Science.