Research course

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/area/astronomy-and-astrophysics

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The School of Physics and Astronomy are at the forefront of today’s most exciting scientific discoveries, providing an inspiring place to work and study.

Astronomy and Astrophysics is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

The observational programme regularly uses a variety of international telescopes, in particular the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, GEMINI telescope and the UK Infrared Telescope in Hawaii, the La Palma Observatory, the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Much of our work involves multi-wavelength observations of the Hidden Universe, those regions of the Universe which are invisible with optical telescopes because they are cold and shrouded in dust - the regions where new galaxies, stars and planets are forming.

Information for international students

With over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries, you will be joining a diverse and inspiring academic community.

For further information about our English language requirements, please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

For information about fees and funding, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/area/astronomy-and-astrophysics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
physics-admissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 6457