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Centre for astrophysics and planetary science

Upcoming PhD Studentship Opportunities

The group’s research interests cover a large and diverse range of themes including Solar System and Space Science, the Interstellar Medium, Star Formation, Galactic Structure, Astrochemistry and Astrobiology.

Our group offers a vibrant and social environment for PhD students and postdocs with strong links to other areas of physics, chemistry, bioscience and computing. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and endeavour to promote it within our groups and beyond.

There are a number of schemes that support PhDs that applicants can apply for if they are eligible:

STFC Funded Studentships

Applications are invited for two STFC Studentships, one in Galactic Survey Astronomy and one in Impact Chemistry in the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science. The studentships are tenable for 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK rates together with a maintenance grant (£15,609 per year 2021/22 rates) for eligible applicants.

The studentships are jointly funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) and University of Kent. The studentships are only open to UK students.

The details of the projects being offered can be found by following the links above. Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification (e.g. MSc or MPhys) in Astrophysics, Physics or Chemistry.

Deadline:Sunday 1st May 2022, 23:59 BST

University of Kent Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship

These are exclusively for Kent graduates and students that have played an active part in the school are encouraged to apply (student ambassadors, student reps, involvement in open days and outreach etc).

Deadline: Sunday 10th April 2022, 23:59 BST

Application process

Applications are made through the University’s main admissions site. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr James Urquhart (Research Group Leader).