Minimum 2:1 degree in physics or a related subject (or equivalent)
Months of entry
The study of exoplanets is a rapidly moving field at the forefront of astrophysics. The Astronomy Discipline is involved in the search for new exoplanets, in multiwavelength follow-up studies of established planets, consideration of habitability in novel contexts, and in the modelling of exoplanetary atmospheres and interiors.
We are members of the SuperWASP, RoPACs, CHEOPS and PLATO consortia. Our exoplanets researchers frequently use the Hubble Space Telescope, other competitively awarded telescopes, and we also use our own PIRATE telescope on the island of Mallorca.
The group closely collaborates with the department's planetary science and space instrumentation groups, especially in the areas of planetary atmospheres and habitability.
- A Galactic population model of planets
- Habitability of planets around white dwarf stars
- Mass loss from hot Jupiter exoplanets
- Dynamics of multiple exoplanet systems
- Earth analogue exoplanets
Please also see further opportunities.
- Follow-up photometry of transiting exoplanet candidates with PIRATE
- False-positive signal in exoplanet transit searches
- Observation and modelling of extrasolar planets using HST
- Transit detection with SuperWASP
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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