Institute of Astronomy

M.Phil. in Astronomy

Graduate Admissions 2016


Applications are now being accepted for graduate admission in October 2016.

UK/EU applicants should note that all eligible applicants will be considered for STFC funding - there is no tick-box for this option.

The Application Procedure page includes information about English Language tests. Details of funding deadlines can be found  here

The closing date for all applications is 28th January 2016.


The Institute of Astronomy does not routinely offer the one-year M.Phil. degree. However, occasionally, it is possible for students, normally with certain one-year scholarships, notably Churchill and Marshall Scholars, to pursue a one-year M.Phil. in Astronomy.

The degree is exclusively by research and a project and supervisor will have been identified during the application process. There is no taught element and this course is not suitable for physicists and mathematicians wishing to prepare for a research Ph.D. in astronomy.

Before making a formal application, prospective applicants should forward the following to

  • A CV, which should include details of any research experience
  • Transcript to date (a scanned copy will be fine at this stage)
  • An outline of the subject area(s)/project(s) you would propose to form the basis of your MPhil study
  • Names of potential supervisor(s) from amongst the Institute's academic staff

Following receipt of this information, we will determine whether an appropriate project and supervisor is available.

Please note that the application deadline for admission to this course in October 2015 is 2 December 2014.

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