Research course

Astronomy

Institution
University of Cambridge · Institute of Astronomy
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

All students must obtain the equivalent of a UK upper second class 4-year undergraduate honours degree, however, competition for Ph.D. places is such that offers of admission are made almost exclusively to students who hold, or are expected to receive a 1st class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. If you are studying for a degree overseas and are unsure of its UK equivalent value, please contact admissions@ast.cam.ac.uk (Miss Siân Owen, Graduate Admissions Administrator) who will be able to advise. Overseas students must also provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The format is almost exclusively research based, although students attend a number of specialist courses on current research topics given by members of the Institute.
PhD projects may be exclusively theoretical or observational, but increasingly many combine aspects of both.

Information for international students

A number of overseas PhD students are admitted each year financed from sources including funding bodies in their own country and scholarships available to University of Cambridge applicants.

Fees and funding

There are STFC studentships available, for which qualifying UK and EU residents who have been resident in the UK for at least three years are eligible to apply.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36/42 months

Course contact details

Name
Sian Owen
Email
admissions@ast.cam.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1223 766644
Fax
+44 (0)1223 337523