Durham University is one of the UK's leading centres for astronomical
research with world-class groups working in a wide range of fields
covering the observational, theoretical and instrumentation aspects of
Funded PhD studentships positions in Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
We invite applications for PhD positions within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy
and cosmology at Durham University. We expect to have 6 funded STFC PhD positions
and one FLF-supported studentship. In addition, there are opportunities to be nominated for
CSC, DDS and Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarships, as well as other scholarships.
Mid-December 2020 (CSC/DDS/Bell Burnell, as nomination deadline is January 6th 2021)
Friday January 22nd 2021 (STFC/FLF studentships)
Note: University is closed from Friday December 18th 2020 to Monday January 4th 2021, and
as such application submitted during that period might not be received by academic staff until
after January 4th 2021.
There are 28 academic staff across the combined astronomy groups, with over
100 postdocs, postgraduate students and support and technical staff involved
in astronomy research. The Durham Astronomy Research Cluster hosts the following groups:
In November 2016, the three main astronomy groups in the Department of Physics, the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Institute for Computational Cosmology, moved into the brand new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics building, designed by the world renowned Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Department of Physics,
Durham DH1 3LE