First-class or upper-second class degree in physics, mathematics or astronomy.
Months of entry
PhD studentships are available in fields including theoretical cosmology, gravitation and relativity, planet formation, astrophysical fluids and accretion discs, solar and stellar physics, Solar System bodies and dynamics, space plasma physics, and survey observational astronomy. Students will work on original research projects with members of the Astronomy Unit. The Astronomy Unit has an international reputation and is particularly strong in theoretical astronomy, astrophysics and relativity. It has 40 research members, including 14 academic staff.
Space plasma physics; the Solar System; helioseismology; astrophysical fluids; planet formation; cosmology; general relativity and its applications; observational survey astronomy; gravitational lensing
Information for international students
Applications from international students are welcomed. A limited number of studentships can provide fees and expenses to international students. Fluency in English is required.
Fees and funding
3 to 5 studentships annually (from PPARC, EU, university and college studentships) which cover fees and generous living expenses
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Prof Richard Nelson / Astronomy Secretary
- 020 7882 5454
- 020 8983 3522