Planetary Science PhD Projects
PhD Permanent Leicester, UK
Uploaded 26 Nov 2018
The University of Leicester Physics & Astronomy Department has a selection of PhD projects available to start in late September 2019 in the Planetary Sciences research area.
- Black holes, planets and dynamic accretion discs in astrophysics
- Electrodynamics of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupled system
- Instrumentation for Mars Sample Return
- Investigating the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere with induction coil magnetometer data
- Investigations of atmospheric gravity waves with SuperDARN
- Space-based solutions to air pollution in the UK
- The transfer of solar wind energy into the upper atmosphere through magnetospheric waves
CENTA studentships are open to applicants who satisfy NERC eligibility requirements (download: "Terms and conditions of training grants", see section "TGC 6 Student eligibility", starting on page 11). In addition, because of the way CENTA studentships are match-funded, we can also fully fund a number of successful EU applicants who have not been resident in the UK.
Applicants must have or expect to obtain a first class or upper second class BSc and/or M level degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject. Applicants who hold a lower second class honours degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject may be considered for admission provided that they also hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants must meet standard English language entry requirements. Some departments have additional requirements, and you are strongly encouraged to consult their web pages prior to applying. Mature students who do not hold the standard entry qualifications but who have relevant experience are encouraged to apply.Applicants must be able to commence their studies in late September 2019.