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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 01-MAY-21, 01-JUN-21, 01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research profile

Based at the historic Royal Observatory Edinburgh, the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is one of the world’s leading centres in astronomical research.

We share our picturesque base on Blackford Hill with the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) – the UK’s leading astronomical instrument maker – so as a postgraduate student you will be joining a vibrant community of specialists.

The scope of our research is as wide as the cosmos we explore. Thanks to our affiliation with the UK ATC and our strong links with related research centres in the School of Physics & Astronomy, we are in a rare position to accommodate a diversity of research specialisms.

Our current areas of research include: cosmology (large-scale structure in the universe, galaxy formation, dark matter and dark energy); active galactic nuclei and related objects; nearby galaxies (large-scale star formation, structure, content and evolution of galaxies); stellar astronomy (parallax and proper motion studies, the stellar luminosity function, symbiotic stars); star formation (observation and theoretical studies, star formation in external galaxies); planet formation (disc and planet formation in protostars, discs around pre-main-sequence stars); computational astrophysics (through the Edinburgh Centre for Computational Astrophysics)

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    199 86%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    43rd

    5

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