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.
Basic information about where to start with your application.
Important Announcement: The UK’s withdrawal from the EU affected tuition fees / funding for those EU students without UK Citizens’ Rights. Students in this category should follow the procedure described for ‘Overseas’ students at the ‘Admissions’ link above, which will involve sending their CV to our admissions panel by November 30, 2020 for further consideration for appropriate funding.
Update: We are currently awaiting important confirmation regarding tuition fees for EU nationals. Until further notice, we recommend that all non-UK candidates follow the admissions route for the 'Overseas' category.
Find out about studentships and other funding opportunities.
Find out about the application process, deadlines and requirements.
Find out about the interview process and accepting an offer.
Learn about the PhD projects on offer in our department.
Links to further information with regard to postgraduate study within the Astrophysics Group and related departments, and funding.
Learn about UCL's additional funded PhD places through our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in data intensive science (DIS).