Space and stars

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MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years

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MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years

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Brayford Pool

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ASTPHYRP

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MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years

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MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years

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Brayford Pool

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MPhil/PhD Astrophysics MPhil/PhD Astrophysics

Astrophysics applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life, and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and other objects in the universe.

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MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years

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MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years

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Brayford Pool

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MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years

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MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years

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Brayford Pool

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Astrophysics

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.

Our astrophysics research is dealing with some of most complex structures in our Solar system, such as planetary rings around Saturn. An emerging direction is also investigation of disks around exoplanets and potential moon formations which could support life.

Students are supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Welcome to MPhil/PhD Astrophysics

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.

Our astrophysics research is dealing with some of most complex structures in our Solar system, such as planetary rings around Saturn. An emerging direction is also investigation of disks around exoplanets and potential moon formations which could support life.

Students are supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

How You Study

Students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors. Students will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present their findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, students will spend the majority of their time in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of their programme.

How You Study

Students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors. Students will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present their findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, students will spend the majority of their time in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of their programme.

Research Areas and Topics

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct leading research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nanoscience at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.

The School's research focuses on four key areas: Algebra, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, and Experimental Nanophysics.

For information about the School's research activity please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

How you are assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Postgraduate Events

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