Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is one of the UK's largest astronomy research groups. Our research programme includes observational and theoretical studies covering almost the whole of modern astrophysics: from the discovery of planets orbiting other stars, to the origin of the universe in the Big Bang. The group is also a world leader in radio-astronomy-related technology development for ground and space-based instruments.

Members of the group use telescopes working across the electromagnetic spectrum, including those in Hawaii, Chile, the USA, the Canary Islands, and Australia, together with space telescopes such as Planck, Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble.

A long heritage in astrophysical research includes playing a leading role in the discovery of quasars and gravitational lenses, and finding the first double pulsar; the most stringent tests of Einstein's general theory of relativity.

For a list of the current projects offered for PhD and MSc postgraduate study, please select either of the following links: Project Booklet 2017/18‌ or MSc Projects list.

For general information about postgraduate study, select either of the links at the bottom of the page.

PhD

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