University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


Current areas of research include: cosmology (large-scale structure in the universe, galaxy formation, dark matter and dark energy); active galactic nuclei and related objects; nearby galaxies (large-scale star formation, structure, content and evolution of galaxies); stellar astronomy (parallax and proper motion studies, the stellar luminosity function, symbiotic stars); star formation (observation and theoretical studies, star formation in external galaxies); planet formation (disc and planet formation in protostars, discs around pre-main-sequence stars); computational astrophysics (through the Edinburgh Centre for Computational Astrophysics).

Entry requirements

UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent in astronomy, physics, and astrophysics; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5236