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Cosmology and Gravitation PhD by Publication

Cosmology and Gravitation PhD by Publication

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cosmology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our research carried out at the University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) – one of the leading cosmology and astrophysics centres in the UK – is driven by a curiosity to understand the cosmos and the fundamental laws of physics, including gravity and the nature of spacetime, and how these laws of nature play out in the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. Modern cosmology and astrophysics are also driven by technological advances which enable us to see ever further out into the Universe with greater detail and precision. By looking deeper into the Universe we can test the laws of physics in regimes not accessible in experiments on Earth. Astrophysicists have found evidence for black holes, dark matter and dark energy in the Universe that will shape future scientific advances. By probing the origin of structure in the very early universe, we're testing ideas about quantum gravity. As a postgraduate researcher here, you could join projects to build physical and analytical models of astrophysical systems, carry out detailed numerical simulations and apply data analysis to make quantitative statistical inferences. You could also innovate by developing advanced techniques in data science, analysis and inference, for astrophysical, medical and societal applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

External candidates: £4,327 p/a; Members of University of Portsmouth staff: £1,550 p/a.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

External candidates: £4,327 p/a; Members of University of Portsmouth staff: £1,550 p/a.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The University has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more

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