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PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in Astronomy/Astrophysics

University of Central Lancashire

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Preston
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £17,668
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 28th February 2023
Reference: RS/23/01
 

Applications are invited for several full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in Astrophysics in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute. The studentships are tenable for 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK rates together with a maintenance grant (£17,668 per year 2022/23 rates) for eligible applicants.

The studentships are funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)/University of Central Lancashire/Moses Holden Foundation. The studentships are open to international applicants, however international applicants will be required to pay the difference between the UK and international tuition fee rate.

The successful applicants will be required to comply with the terms of the funding.

Project Title: Will vary dependent on successful applicants.

Project Description:

The Jeremiah Horrocks Institute is pleased to announce the availability of several new PhD Studentships in Astrophysics.

The projects will be in one of the areas described here: www.star.uclan.ac.uk/phd-studentships-and-postgraduate-study, depending on the preferences of the students ranked highest on the list of applicants (ranking will be carried out by JHI staff based on application forms, references, and interviews of short-listed candidates).

These projects are suggested opportunities offered by JHI staff. If you would like more details or would like to discuss something else related to their field of study, then please contact us directly.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification (e.g. MSc or MPhys).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For informal discussion, please email Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson (DWard-Thompson@uclan.ac.uk) or Dr. Mark Norris (mnorris2@uclan.ac.uk). For further information, see: www.star.uclan.ac.uk/phd-studentships-and-postgraduate-study.

For the full details go to: www.uclan.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/studentships

Applications should be completed on our online application system, selecting the following options:

  • Type of Study – Research Degree (Postgraduate)
  • Course - Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy
  • Campus – Preston Campus
  • Mode of Study – Full Time

Please quote the Studentship reference number RS/23/01 on the application form and if you are interested in a specific project, please state clearly which one on your application.

Proposed interview date: 8th March 2023

Current UCLAN research students will not be eligible to apply for this research studentship

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