PhD projects for entry in Autumn 2021 are summarised at the links below for the various research areas, with contact details for staff members involved. While we encourage candidates for PhD studies to indicate in their applications those areas of research that are of particular interest to them (as well as indicating potential supervisors, where appropriate), the specific projects outlined should be regarded as indicative rather than exclusive or rigid.
In practice, students, supervisors, and projects are matched on an iterative process (based primarily on students' interests); and it is in the nature of research that projects may evolve and develop into new directions.
Research topics on offer loosely fall into six broad categories:
- Astronomical Instrumentation
- Extragalactic Astrophysics
- Cosmology and Surveys
- Cosmoparticle Physics
- Galactic Astrophysics
- Planetary / Exoplanetary Science
More details of the current research being carried out by the UCL Astrophysics Group can be found from our research page.
Those interested in the application of Big Data, Machine Learning and other methodologies to Astrophysics research problems should also look at the DIS CDT studentships at https://www.hep.ucl.ac.uk/cdt-dis/