Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

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How to apply

Applications are made through the University’s main admissions site. When applying, students should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:

  • explain reasons for study/outline research proposal
  • provide details/evidence of qualifications
  • provide two academic references
  • provide other personal information and supporting documentation.

We encourage candidates to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss opportunities before applying. If you are unsure who would the best match for your interests, please direct general inquiries to the Head of Group, Dr James Urquhart.

The University of Kent is committed to equality, diversity, widening participation and inclusion and we endeavour to recruit students from all walks of life. We encourage enquiries and applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Enquiries should be directed to the Division of Natural Sciences Postgraduate Admissions team: