University of Hertfordshire - PhD Astronomy

University of Hertfordshire

PhD Astronomy

Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)

The Centre for Astrophysics Research carries out research on a broad range of key science questions in astronomy. Information on how to apply, studentships and research projects can be found here. 

The PhD is the internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, typically three to four years full-time. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of one or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provide guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at a postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to the physical sciences. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would expect to present and publicise your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline. IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for those for whom English is not their first language.

Career Prospects

  • An internationally recognised research qualification
  • Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level
  • Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience
  • Employers are looking for high caliber graduates who can demonstrate independence through research
  • A supervisory team of active researchers, recognised leaders in their respective fields
  • A choice of projects based on data obtained from major facilities around the world
  • Access to state-of-the-art computing cluster
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