Institute for Astronomy

PhD Projects 2023

PhD Research Projects on offer at the IfA

At the Institute for Astronomy, we study every astronomical scale from the solar system up to the large-scale structure of the Universe. Listed below you will find the wide range of PhD projects that are offered for entry in September 2023. You will also find some short videos from supervisors that introduce their projects.

When you apply for a PhD place at the IfA, you must select a minimum of 2 unique supervisors, and a maximum of 4 projects in total from this list. Those invited for a video interview will be given the opportunity to also meet their selected supervisors virtually. After the interview days have concluded, we will make offers matched to a specific project and supervisor. 

Active Galactic Nuclei

Astronomical Instrumentation

Computational Astrophysics



Galaxy Formation & Evolution

Milky Way & Local Universe

Solar System