Institute of Astronomy

Postgraduate Open Day


The IoA will be holding an afternoon of events for students interested in finding out about postgraduate courses (MASt & PhD) in Astronomy.

The programme will start from 2pm and will include sessions providing information relating to the University application form and funding/scholarship opportunities. There will also be the opportunity to have a tour of the site, meet our current students and researchers and ask any other questions you may have.  If you are thinking of attending or for further information please email Debbie Peterson [].

Schedule of events

2.00 – 2.15pm – Welcome and sign in

2.15 – 2.45pm – Tour of the Institute and grounds

3.00 – 3.30pm – Introductory Talk with Professor Paul Hewett (Director of Graduate Education)

  • The PhD and MASt courses at the IoA
  • Application procedure
  • Funding opportunities

3.30 – 4.15pm – Coffee/Tea

  • Meet our current students and research staff (including Academics from the Cavendish Astrophysics Group)
  • Opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the application process

4.30pm – Tour of the Institute and grounds (for those that couldn't make the 2.15 tour)

Watch this space for information regarding organised transport from Cambridge town centre to the West Cambridge site.

Please be aware that you should allow 30 minutes to travel from the centre of Cambridge to the Institute which is located on the West Cambridge Site, bus is probably the easiest option:

There are two bus routes from the city centre that stop close to the Institute of Astronomy.

The Whippet U (Universal) (discounted fares for University Card holders) and the Stagecoach Citi 4 services both run down Madingley Road.

For the U service, alight at the William Gates Building stop at the entrance to JJ Thomson Avenue and cross Madingley Road to access Madingley Rise and the Institute of Astronomy.

For the Citi 4 service, alight at Bulstrode Gardens on Madingley Road and walk down Madingley Road to cross over at the junction with JJ Thomson Avenue. Then proceed up Madingley Rise to the Institute of Astronomy.

We are also a short walk from the Madingley Road Park and Ride.


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