Research course

Gravitational Physics

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, Mathematics, Electronics or a related subject, depending on the research area. Applicants are asked to hand in 2 academic references, copies of full transcripts alongside their application.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Gravitational Physics Group is one of the largest research groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy. We focus on the detection and study of gravitational waves from astrophysical systems such as black-hole and neutron-star binaries, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts. Group members are also leaders in the field of numerical relativity, simulating collisions of black holes using large computer clusters.

Full details of research within this project can be found on our website.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
possible months
full time
36 months


part time
possible months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Nicola Hunt (PGR Administrator, PHYSX)
+44 (0) 29 2087 6457