Astronomy and Space Science PhD Projects

University of Leicester

PhD Permanent Leicester, UK

Uploaded 26 Nov 2018

Job Description

The University of Leicester Physics & Astronomy Department has a selection of PhD projects available to start in late September 2019 in the Astronomy and Space Science research area.

PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).

A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 50,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.

Person Specification

PhD and MPhil applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.

The undergraduate qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to the subject of the PhD/MPhil.

See academic entry requirements and the English language entry requirements

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