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Doctorate Astronomy and Space Science degrees

13 universities in the UK offer 15 postgraduate doctorate astronomy and space science degrees.

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Astrophysics PhD

Astrophysics PhD

The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) provides world-leading research in astrophysics, and local and national public engagement activities. The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications...Read more
(4.4)
  • 48 months Full time degree
  • 84 months Part time degree
Modules
  • Project Management
  • Writing Skills including Creative Planning for Writing your Thesis
  • Speed Reading
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • How to be an Effective Researcher
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Astrophysics PhD

Astrophysics PhD

This course focus on discovery of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy (exoplanets) is one of the most active new areas in astronomy. ARCs research teams lead exoplanet discovery and characterisation...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)

Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD

Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD

The Astronomy & Astrophysics research group at Cardiff University studies a range of topics in galactic and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including both theory and observation, and the development...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree

Space and Climate Physics PhD

Space and Climate Physics PhD

Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is the UKs largest university-based space science group. We offer a unique environment at the forefront of space science research and space instrumentation development,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Astrophysics PhD

Astrophysics PhD

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 and Astronomy, we are...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)

Physics and Astronomy PhD

Physics and Astronomy PhD

The School of Physics and Astronomy has a rich history of distinguished research and has delivered breakthrough discoveries which continue to transform our understanding of the universe, its laws and...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4180 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2090 per year (UK/EU)

Astronomy Instrumentation PhD

Astronomy Instrumentation PhD

The aim of the course to offer knowledge and expertise in the academic world, industry or to pursue a variety of other opportunites in which a strong background in physics, astrophysics or computing is...Read more
(4.1)
  • 3 years Full time degree

Physics and Astronomy PhD

Physics and Astronomy PhD

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL has one of the broadest bases for research in Physics of any UK university. A UCL Physics PhD provides evidence of the type of problem solving skills which...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD

Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests...Read more
(4.3)
  • 36 months Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 72 months Part time degree: £2098 per year (UK/EU)

Astronomy PhD

Astronomy PhD

The focus of our research in Nottingham is on cosmology and extragalactic astronomy, from studies of the large-scale structure of the Universe to understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. ...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)

Astrophysics PhD

Astrophysics PhD

The DPhil in Astrophysics is a research-based degree offered by the astrophysics and theoretical physics sub-departments, available to students interested in carrying out research in observational or...Read more
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  • 4 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)

Astronomy PhD

Astronomy PhD

This course explores 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...Read more
(4.2)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 6 years Part time degree

Astrophysics PhD

Astrophysics PhD

The Keele Astrophysics group currently consists of 11 academic staff members, with research interests including star formation and stellar clusters, late stellar evolution, massive stars and their impact...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 6 years Part time degree

Astrobiology DPhil

Astrobiology DPhil

The Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology carries out research related to the interface between astronomy and biology. Possible research projects include studies on the nature of interstellar and comet dust,...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £14280 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £14288 full course fees (UK/EU)

Astronomy PhD

Astronomy PhD

The Institute of Astronomy offers the opportunity to study for the PhD degree, for which the normal duration of study is expected to be three years. The format is almost exclusively research based, although...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £7626 per year (UK/EU)
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