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Applied Physics

PhD / Doctoral.
University of Essex


in world overall ranking*


in local overall ranking*

About the course

A PhD helps students to specialise in one of the key research areas from medical, molecular, natural, physical, information, mathematical, vision or biological sciences. By the end of the program, students should have made a significant and unique contribution to an existing area of knowledge through a thesis under academic supervision.

What you might learn

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support including attending seminars, writing boot camps and workshops. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate academic leadership, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as research scientist, academic, policy analyst, healthcare administrator, quality assurance manager, microbiologist, and etc. in companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Merck & Co., Roche, and etc.

Living Costs in Colchester**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
£ 10 - 14

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
£ 623 - 824

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
£ 489 - 647

£ 3 - 5

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
£ 177 - 234

Average Salary***

*Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020)


Tuition fees per year

£ 14,720



4 years

Upcoming Intakes

Sep 2020

Course Code



+60 3 5634 3767


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