UCL Astrophysics Group


Postgraduate Study

UCL hosts one of the largest communities in the UK researching astrophysics, space science, and related topics.

Studies are carried out in the Departments of both Physics & Astronomy and Space & Climate Physics (the latter at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL). Our research encompasses a wide range of topics including extrasolar planets, cosmology, star formation, galactic astrophysics, atmospheric physics, space-plasma physics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics, planetary sciences, galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars, and neutrino astrophysics. Research ranges across observations, theory and instrument development.

Information About PhD Programmes

The links below will direct you to specific information about PhD study with the UCL Astrophysics group who are based with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. For information about other programmes (including MSSL/Space and Climate Physics and the Centre for Doctoral Training), please refer to the table of information:


Please note that if you wish to apply for any of these other programmes listed in this table, a separate application will be required. The table also has contact details for the relevant programme tutors.

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Basic information about where to start with your application.

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Find out about studentships and other funding opportunities.

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How to apply

Find out about the application process, deadlines and requirements.

A massive cloud of gas and dust in which stars are forming, in the constellation of Carina. Credit: ESA/Herschel/SPIRE/PACS/Thomas Preisbisch

PhD Projects

Learn about the PhD projects on offer in our department.

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Sources of Further Information

Links to further information with regard to postgraduate study within the Astrophysics Group and related departments, and funding.