Research course

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with a first or upper-second-class honours degree in Physics, Astrophysics or a related subject, depending on the research area.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Course Aims:

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the academic world, industry or to pursue a variety of other opportunities in which a strong background in physics, astrophysics or computing is useful and important.

Special Features
  • Research students take specialist academic courses and courses to develop their communication and personal skills.
  • There is a full programme of seminars and the individual research groups hold regular meetings where members present new results and discuss their research in detail.
  • There is an annual postgraduate conference and a research student poster competition.
  • There are active collaborations with research groups overseas and regular attendance at major international conferences by staff and students.
  • Access to international telescopes and facilities.

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Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Dr Dan Read
+44 (0)29 2087 5112
+44 (0)29 2087 4056