Postgraduate Courses in Astrophysics
The University of Manchester is home to the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), by some measures the largest astrophysics group in the country. The group includes about 170 people, who are b ased either in the Turing Building on the University South campus; at Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO), which lies 20 miles south of Manchester. The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy.
The research interests of the JBCA span almost every area of astrophysics, from the Sun to the Big Bang and we are one of the world's most important centres for the technical development of radio telescopes and instrumentation. The JBCA is also responsible for the operation of the MERLIN and VLBI national facilities and the Lovell telescope; JBO is the operations centre for these facilities.
There are three options for postgraduate studies:
- One year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) Astronomy and Astrophysics M.Sc by Research
- One-year M.Phil. in Astrophysics
- Three or three and a half year Ph.D. in Astrophysics
*** INFORMATION ON OUR 2017 PHD APPLICATION ROUND IS NOW AVAILABLE ***
- PHD FUNDING DEADLINES:
- STFC funding: complete application to be received by 14 January 2017
- George Rigg, PDS and ORS awards: complete application to be received by 6th December 2016
See the funding page for more details on these bursaries.
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Self-funded applications for PhD positions can be submitted at any time.
For STFC studentships, please apply as soon as possible. Interviews for these awards will be conducted in late January / early February 2017, but outstanding applicants may be offered places before this. To be considered fully therefore, you need to have applied by 14th January at the latest.