PhD Studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics at UCLan in UK 2017

PhD Studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics at UCLan in UK 2017

The University of Central Lancashire is offering PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in Astronomy or Astrophysics. The studentship is open to UK and EU students at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.

The University of Central Lancashire is a public university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. It has its roots in The Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge founded in 1828.

Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing full-time PhD (via MPhil) programme.

Study Subject: Studentship is awarded in Astronomy or Astrophysics.

Scholarship Award: The studentship is funded by STFC and 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 a maintenance grant (14,296 at 2016/17 rates). Please note that residency restrictions apply and applicants should check the below link prior to applying.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification (e.g. MSc or MPhys).

Nationality: UK/EU students can apply for the studentship.

College Admission Requirement

English Language Requirement: EU applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

How to Apply: Applicants should be sent via email. In order to select those students who will benefit from their chosen programme of study, the University requires a supporting statement from a referee.


  • Your reference about the applicant should, if possible, cover the following:
  • Suitability for a research degree
  • Intellectual qualities including previous academic performance and any relevant subject experience through work or study
  • Personal characteristics including evidence of ability to sustain study at the level of their chosen research
  • Career aspirations
  • How long have you known the applicant

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 26, 2017.


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