STFC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)


Various member of the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics research group. Contact Prof David Hughes or Prof Steve Tobias for general information about the research group. 

Project description

The Department of Applied Maths has fully funded PhD studentships in astrophysical fluid dynamics. These are to be held within the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics research group, which is one of the leading astrophysics research groups of its type in the world. 

The topics of the studentships are open, providing they fall within the remit of STFC and the expertise of the group. Likely topics are thus planetary and extrasolar planetary dynamics (the geodynamo, planetary dynamos, tidal interactions between planets and stars, planet formation), solar and stellar dynamics (solar and stellar dynamos, hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence), as well as galactic and extragalactic dynamics on the largest scales.

Particular project topics include:

Entry requirements

See projects for details.

How to apply

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section of your application, the name of the PhD project that you wish to be considered for as well as the name of your proposed supervisor. In the ‘residency and funding’ section, please state ‘STFC funded scholarships’ as your sponsor.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.