Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

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Fascinating postgraduate research opportunities await at LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute - one of the world's leading authorities in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Join us to work alongside leading experts and access state-of-the-art facilities.

•Study full or part time
•Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in an Institute known for its internationally-acclaimed research
•Explore scholarship opportunities
•Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training
•Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections

Supervision for the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available from world-leading experts, in the following subject areas:
•Astrophysics including studies in Star Formation; Stellar Evolution and Stellar Populations
•Time-Domain Astrophysics (particularly novae, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts)
•Galaxy Formation, Dynamics and Evolution (including AGN)
•Galaxy Clusters and Large Scale Structures

The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.

On joining LJMU you will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies. Progression monitoring is undertaken formally and informally by this team on an ongoing basis.

Each year, each Faculty provides the University Research Degrees Committee with a summative report on the progress of all its eligible postgraduate research students.

Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU's Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2017 - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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