Applications are invited for two full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in Astronomy or Astrophysics in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute. The studentship 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 an annual maintenance grant (£14777 for 2018/19). The studentship is funded externally, through the University’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Studentship Grant. The studentship is expected to commence 1 October 2018.
Please note that residency restrictions apply. Applicants classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible to apply. Students from EU countries other than the UK are eligible for a tuition fees only award.
The projects 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):
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 have been formally awarded by 1 October 2018) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in Physics or Astrophysics (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification e.g. MSc or MPhys (or equivalent qualification).
EU applicants will need to hold an English Language qualification at IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.
For further information, see: http://www.star.uclan.ac.uk/phd-studentships-and-postgraduate-study/
Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 2nd March 2018
Interview date: 14th March 2018
CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP