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Astrophysics

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
Duration
28000 GBP/year
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About

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

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Astrophysics at The University of Edinburgh are among the most highly sought-after candidates for academic and commercial positions. Your degree will see you well placed to take up a rewarding role that applies your knowledge to the advancement of astrophysics.

Programme Structure

  • Our students undertake thesis-related research from the outset, but in parallel with structured education in relevant background knowledge.
  • In the first year there is a reading group that covers the basics of astrophysics in a series of tutorials. Also during this year, you will take a variety of advanced courses in physics and astrophysics, as advised by your supervisor. These courses are part of the graduate school of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in astronomy, physics, or astrophysics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 36 months.

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Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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