Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


Research help is available 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. On joining you will be allocated up to 3 supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies.

Entry requirements

To study for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD you should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have undertaken research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have alternative qualifications, your application will be considered on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Course modules

Specific research-related training needs are identified on an individual basis. You can study topics such as: Advanced presentation skills; applying for ethical approval; how to be an effective researcher; poster presentation/ design; postgraduate employability skills; project management; writing skills including creative planning for writing your thesis; surviving the viva; speed reading.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 45 months

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