Institute of Astronomy

Current Postgraduates

MPhil Applications 2019


Applications are now being accepted for entry to the MPhil in October 2019. The application deadline is 6th December 2018.

PhD Applications 2019/20


Applications are now being accepted for entry to the PhD course in October 2019. The deadline for applications is 3rd January 2019.

Postgraduate Open Day 2018



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.  For further information please email

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.



Available here are resources for current postgraduate students at the Institute of Astronomy. Please use the links  on the left to navigate this section. You can find information about:

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