Postgraduate research in Astrophysics

We are looking for suitably motivated and qualified individuals who wish to undertake postgraduate research in astrophysics leading to a PhD degree. We also offer, if resources allow, part-time PhDs.

In this round, PhD projects are being offered in the following research areas. PhD places are 3.5 years full time. Click each link to view a short abstract of the projects offered within that area. Priority will be given to applications received by 18 Sept 2020. We expect that successful candidates will start in early 2021 (although there may be some flexibility in start dates).

The studentships in this round are open to UK students, EU students (who may or may not be currently resident within the UK) and to overseas (non-EU) students. Applicants must hold, or expect to have been awarded by the starting date, at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. physics, astrophysics, mathematics, computer science). In practice in CAR we would normally expect applicants to hold an undergraduate Masters degree (MPhys/MSci) or a masters-level postgraduate qualification, or to be able to demonstrate significant relevant professional experience gained outside academia. The University also expects overseas applicants to have an IELTS (English proficiency) score of normally 6.5 or above.

How to apply:

To apply, a completed application form, along with copies of higher education certificates, transcripts, a copy of your passport and two letters of reference, should be returned (by post or email) to Lynette Spelman at the address below, by the closing date. You should arrange for your referees to write separately using the form provided or send their reference via email to Lynette Spelman.

The application form can be downloaded on this link or can be requested from Lynette Spelman.

Prospective candidates should contact Prof Sugata Kaviraj for advice on making their application or for further information and are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly for more details about specific projects.

ApplicationsEnquiries

Lynette Spelman

Research Student Admissions
Doctoral College
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield
Herts
AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 286083

Fax: 01707 284185

doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk

Prof Sugata Kaviraj

Postgraduate Tutor
School of Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield
Herts
AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284223

Fax: 01707 284185

s.kaviraj@herts.ac.uk