UCLan Research Bursaries and Studentships

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PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics

Reference RS/16/09

Applications are invited for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.  The studentship is funded by STFC and is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and a maintenance grant (14,296 at 2016/17 rates). Please note that residency restrictions apply and applicants should check the below link prior to applying.


Project Description

The Jeremiah Horrocks Institute is pleased to announce the availability of a new STFC-funded PhD Studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics.

The project will be in one of the following areas, depending on the preference of the student 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):

  • Investigating the rotation of sunspots with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (Dr. Daniel Brown)
  • Parsec-scale jets in Active Galactic Nuclei (Dr. Tim Cawthorne)
  • Modelling the formation of nuclear star clusters (Dr. Victor Debattista)
  • Solar Energetic Particles and Space Weather (Dr. Silvia Dalla)
  • Multi-wavelength analysis of galaxies (Prof. Cristina C. Popescu)
  • Observational Star Formation (Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson)
  • Theoretical Star and Planet Formation (Dr. Dimitris Stamatellos)
  • Stellar populations and chemical enrichment in galaxies (Dr. Anne Sansom)
  • Using coronal dimming to study CME initiation (Dr. Danielle Bewsher)

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).

EU 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 dward-thompson@uclan.ac.uk. Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk, quoting the studentship reference number.

Closing Date:                         26 February 2017
Proposed Interview Date     15 March 2017



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