All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Based at the historic Royal Observatory Edinburgh, the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is one of the world’s leading centres in astronomical research.
We share our picturesque base on Blackford Hill with the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) – the UK’s leading astronomical instrument maker – so as a postgraduate student you will be joining a vibrant community of specialists.
Current areas of research include:
- cosmology (large-scale structure in the universe, galaxy formation, dark matter and dark energy)
- active galactic nuclei and related objects
- nearby galaxies (large-scale star formation, structure, content and evolution of galaxies)
- stellar astronomy (parallax and proper motion studies, the stellar luminosity function, symbiotic stars)
- star formation (observation and theoretical studies, star formation in external galaxies)
- planet formation (disc and planet formation in protostars, discs around pre-main-sequence stars)
- computational astrophysics (through the Edinburgh Centre for Computational Astrophysics)
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Secretary
- +44 (0) 131 650 5273