University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Areas of research include: extrasolar planets and stellar disks: stellar variability and planet finding, the search for occultations in the open cluster NGC 2362, on the formation and evolution of planetary systems, modelling origin of hot dust around sun-like stars, and warped and twisted disks; stellar structure and evolution: 2-dimensional stellar evolution, and evolution and nucleosynthesis of zero-metallicity AGB stars; near-field cosmology: near-field cosmology, resolved stellar kinematics of local group galaxies, and the satellite galaxies of the local group, exploring dark matter locally via a hierarchy of stellar systems; galaxies: star formation thresholds in local face-on spiral galaxies, spiral structure in nearby galaxies, CaII quasar absorbers and their host galaxies, 3-body interactions of supermassive black holes in merging galaxies, and theoretical studies of galaxy and structure formation; quasars and AGN: the evolution of the quasar population, black holes in high-energy astrophysics, active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts, and a near-infrared of quasars and their host galaxies; x-ray astrophysics: x-ray studies of extragalactic radio sources, and heating and transport processes in the intracluster medium; cosmology: lyman-alpha emission and the epoch of reionization, gravitational lensing, preparation for the analysis of point sources with Planck, and likelihood analysis of the cosmic microwave background.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a UK Upper 2nd Class 4-year undergraduate Master�s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent; offers of admission are made almost exclusively to students who hold, or are expected to receive a 1st Class degree, or equivalent; those whose 1st language is not English require proficiency in written and spoken English.

Sponsorship information

The Institute has STFC funded postgraduate awards available for which qualifying UK and EU residents are eligible to apply; STFC grants cover all University and College fees but living expenses are included only for UK residents and EU students who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years; a number of overseas PhD students are also admitted each year financed from other sources including funding bodies in their own country and scholarships available to University of Cambridge applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606