Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Planetary Magnetospheric Physics

Researchers are studying the magnetic fields and magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Mercury, the environment around Venus, which is the only large planet in the solar system without an internal magnetic field, as well as the magnetic perturbations produced by small solar system bodies like asteroids and comets; current research topics include: magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn; planetary magnetic field modelling; magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; analysis of atmosphere/ionosphere/magnetic environment around Venus; focus on Titan environment at Saturn; icy satellites such as Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Thethys and their interaction with Saturn's magnetosphere.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree and a Master's in a relevant subject.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Space & Atmospheric Physics Group
Telephone number: 
020 7594 7679