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Postgraduate Admissions

3 courses offered in the Institute of Astronomy

The assessment for the Astronomy MPhil degree is exclusively by research and a project and supervisor must have been identified prior to a formal application being made by the student. There is no taught element.

The MPhil degree is not suitable for physicists and mathematicians wishing to prepare for a research PhD in Astrophysics and the number of students admitted is small.

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The Institute of Astronomy offers the opportunity to study for the PhD degree. Projects may be exclusively theoretical or observational but many combine aspects of both.  Many projects incorporate aspects of Data Science including machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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The Institute of Astronomy offers an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified students who have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, physics or mathematics to study for a one-year master level qualification in astrophysics.

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Department Members

Professor RG McMahon

  • 17 Academic Staff
  • 60 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 58 Graduate Students
  • 30 Undergraduates

Research Areas