- Value: UK students will be eligible for a full award, covering academic fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553 for the 2017/18 academic year. Funding duration is up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory progress. EU candidates will be eligible for an award paying academic fees only, except in exceptional circumstances or where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.
- Number of awards: 2
- Deadline: Ongoing
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.
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:
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.