Research course

Astrophysics

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · Science and Technology Research Institute
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Should normally hold good honours degree in the proposed study area. However will consider applicants who can demonstrate their capability by means of publications or employment responsibilities.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research areas include: The extragalactic distance scale; Gamma-ray bursts ; The formation and evolution of massive galaxies; Physical conditions in extragalactic radio sources; Intergalactic and outer halo stars; The role of bars in galaxy evolution; The fuelling of starbursts and active galaxies; The inner structure of active galactic nuclei; Star formation andthe interstellar medium; Evolutionary synthesis modelling of galaxies; High-mass star formation; Young stellar objects and star formation; The evolution of post-main sequence stars; Brown dwarfs; Extra-solar planets; Galactic enrichment by the first stars; Properties of dust grains in different enviornments; Instrumentation; Laboratory studies of light scattering from particles.

Department specialisms

Astrophysics; Quantum Optics; Medical Imaging

Fees and funding

PPARC, MRC, university.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor J H Hough
Email
jhh@star.herts.ac.uk
Phone
01707 284500
Fax
01707 28185