Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Astronomy Instrumentation

Potential research projects include: data-taking and analysis of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background (CMB), experimental design, data-taking and analysis for an experiment to measure the polarisation signal predicted but not yet measured from the CMB, development of a new interferometric technique using bolometric detectors for making high angular resolution observations of the CMB and high-redshift galaxies, development of new optimal data-analysis techniques for CMB experiments, development, manufacture and testing of new cryogenic detectors and coolers, theoretical studies of the CMB pattern and its relationship to the physics of the very early universe.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in physics, astrophysics, mathematics, electronics or a related subject, depending on the research area.

Sponsorship information

Research council funding is available through the department, and School studentships are also available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70084