Introduction

Explaining and predicting what happens in the physical universe. Knowing how things work and understand what’s going on around them in nature, in science and in technology.

Study Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MSc or PhD

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The research covers a broad spectrum from Astronomy and Engineering related science, to Complex Systems and Mathematical Modelling, which can be applied to medical and biological sciences, as well as physical sciences.

Our Research

Much of our research is interdisciplinary with links in Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Orthopaedics, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences and Geology.

For more information please view the physics webpage and the staff list.

Research Interests

Gravitation and Cosmology

Theoretical and fundamental areas in quantum gravity and theory of gravity beyond Einstein, as well as phenomenological investigations into gravitational decoherence of quantum mechanical systems.

Theme Leader: Dr Charles Wang

Gravitation and Cosmology

Infectious Diseases

Understanding the causes of human gastrointestinal disease via environmental and food-borne pathways - using quantitative microbiological risk assessment, temporal and spatial analysis tools; rapid methods for concentration, separation and detection of microbial pathogens from the environment and food; image analysis and pattern recognition techniques applied to fisheries and environmental sciences.

Theme Leader: Professor Norval Strachan

Infectious Diseases

Systems Biology

The application of mathematical and physical reasoning and modelling techniques to understand biological processes at the cellular level is one of the current frontiers in science. In Aberdeen, topics in this area include mathematical modelling of DNA replication and repair, RNA-to-protein translation, homeostasis and stress response in microorganisms, circadian rhythms, Metabolic Networks, Symbiont-Host relationship, synthetic genetic networks and neuroscience.

Theme Leader: Professor Celso Grebogi

Systems Biology

Aberdeen Global Scholarship (EU)

The Aberdeen Global Scholarship is open to European Union (EU) students.

This is a £2,000 tuition fee discount available to eligible self-funded Postgraduate Masters students who are classed as International fee status and are domiciled in the EU, plus another £3,000 discount for eligible Postgraduate Masters students who would have previously been eligible for Home fees (Scottish/EU) fee status.

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Careers

Holders of postgraduate degrees in physics-related subjects enter a wide range of careers in private sector, academia and government. Industry offers a wide variety of exciting jobs that will build on your critical thinking and research driven experience, e.g. consultancy, researcher, scientific writer, life scientist, communicator or data scientist.

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Postgraduate Research School - School of Engineering, Geosciences and Natural and Computing Science
University of Aberdeen
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Aberdeen
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