Institute of Astronomy

M.Phil. in Astronomy

Graduate Admissions 2016


We are no longer accepting applications for admission for PhD, MPhil or MASt entry in October 2016. Applications have been considered by our selection committee and all applicants should have received a decision.

For entry in October 2017, applications re-open on 1 September 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 2016 is 2 December 2015.

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