Understanding the Universe with stellar and galactic modelling

The Astrophysics group at the University of Surrey invites applications for one funded PhD position to start in October 2020 for a period of three years.

Start date
1 October 2020
3 years
Application deadline
Funding information

The studentship will cover tuition fees in full and it will provide a PhD stipend at the standard STFC level of approx. c. £14000 per annum, as well as a budget for training activities (e.g. conferences).


The astrophysics group at the University of Surrey invites applications for a fully funded PhD position to work in the areas of galactic dynamics, galactic archeology and stellar and binary evolution. Applicants are encouraged to express a preference for specific research areas covered by the group.

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Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have an undergraduate or masters degree in physics, astronomy or astrophysics at the time of start of the PhD.

The post is open to students of UK nationality.

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 or above  with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual category, in the last 2 years.

How to apply

All applications should be sent through the Physics PhD course page. 

Your application should include:

  • Your CV (including any publications)
  • A brief statement of research interests
  • Two reference letters to be addressed to a.gualandris@surrey.ac.uk.

Please clearly state the studentship title and supervisor on your application.

All applications received before the deadline will receive full consideration.

Application deadline

Contact details

Alessia Gualandris
19 BC 03
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 682888
E-mail: a.gualandris@surrey.ac.uk

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