Institute of Astronomy

M.Phil. in Astronomy

MPhil admissions 2017


We are no longer accepting applications for admission for MPhil entry in October 2017.
For entry in October 2018, applications re-open on 1 September 2017.

2017 Applications


Due to the high volume of applications this year it has taken us longer than expected to review them.  We hope that all applicants will have been contacted by mid-March.



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 2018 is Thursday 7th December 2017.

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