Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Astrophysics

Research looks at: the dynamic universe; the asteroid and comet population in the solar system; planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy (exoplanets); observations of the solar surface these are underpinned by theoretical models such as astrochemistry models of star-forming discs and exoplanets, energy transport in the sun, stellar atmospheres, and atomic physics. Students have the opportunity to spend extensive periods at world-leading research centres such as the ESO and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or an equivalent qualification; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to have either obtained their degree in a majority English speaking country, or to have attained a suitable IELTS (score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each individual component) or TOEFL qualification.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Contact: 
Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics
Telephone number: 
028 9097 1245