Postgraduate opportunities

Below you will find information on our PhD Studentships, and our MSc by Research programme.

PhD Studentships

The Astrophysics Group offers PhD studentships for research projects in astrophysics, leading to a PhD degree from the University of Bristol. The Group offers a certain number of studentships funded by STFC or the University to suitably-qualified students (usually with a first class or upper second class degree). While the number of such studentships is necessarily limited, the Group may also take well-qualified self-funded students.

The Astrophysics Group are part of a newly-announced centre for doctoral training in data-intensive science and will shortly begin recruiting for a PhD studentships in astrophysics as part of this scheme. A number of the studentships will be available to applicants of any nationality. More details will be made available shortly but please contact Prof. Malcolm Bremer for more information.

PhD students carry out independent research under the direction of a member of academic staff in one of the group's areas of research interest, and the degree is awarded on the basis of examination of a thesis after three and a half years.

Examples of possible PhD research programmes are given below, along with the names of potential supervisors. Click on the headings for more details:

MSc by Research

The Astrophysics Group has a thriving programme for research masters degrees (MSc) for self-funded students. Masters students carry out an independent research project with support from a member of academic staff which is assessed on the basis of the examination of a thesis after one year of research and up to two years of writing up (part time study is also possible). Students are expected to attend advanced undergraduate and postgraduate lecture courses in relevant subjects, and follow courses of directed reading, but the emphasis of the programme is on research rather than the taught element.

Projects are available in all of our research areas, several possible/recent MSc projects are given below:

Who to contact:

If you are interested in any of our postgraduate opportunities, contact Andrew Young.

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