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Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | SEP-23

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Full time


4 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

Explore the extragalactic with our world-leading faculty. Our research interests focus on:

  • testing cosmological models
  • physics of the early universe
  • large-scale structure: galaxy surveys and numerical simulations
  • very high-redshift galaxies and reionisation
  • galaxy formation and evolution.

Supercomputers and overseas telescopes - whether you’re a theoretical astronomer or work on an observational project, you’ll have access to world-leading facilities, international collaborations, and a full combination of theoretical, numerical and observational techniques.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2023/24.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a master’s degree OR an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in a relevant subject such as physics, astronomy, or mathematics. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.