Astronomy Centre


Undergraduate degrees in astronomy

Astrophysics can be studied as part of a range of undergraduate degrees (MPhys/BSc). These are taught by members of the Astronomy Centre and other lecturers in the Physics and Astronomy Department.

Postgraduate degrees in astronomy

We accept applications for postgraduate degrees at any time. Both research and taught (MSc) postgraduate degrees are available, full- or part-time.

Research degrees: PhD/MPhil

Two research degree programmes are available, PhD and MPhil, in all our research areas. Prospective PhD students should consult the PhD Studentships page.

Taught degrees: MSc in Astronomy, MSc in Cosmology

MSc courses are half taught courses and half research project. Students undertake a significant project in one of our research areas. We have listed some example projects


For students satisfying the STFC criteria we have fully funded PhD studentships available every year. For EU students there are also school postgraduate studentships.

We welcome applications at any time from candidates and can explore funding options with you once we have an application. Go to the Apply Now page.