No Astrophysics Graduate Studies Open Day in 2020

We we will not be holding an in-person Open Day for Astrophysics in 2020

Because of restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, we will arrange on-line sessions to provide opportunities for potential graduate students to find out more about Oxford astrophysics and the projects that will be available for students starting in October 2021. Until the arrangements have been agreed, the information from the 2019 Open Day is provided below as an indication of the activities.


We will be holding an Open Day on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 from 11am to 4pm for applicants interested in the D.Phil (Oxford-speak for PhD) programme commencing October 2020.

There will be talks to outline current research in the department and opportunities to discuss possible research projects with supervisors and post docs. Our Graduate students will also be on hand to ask questions and show you around. The schedule for the day can be accessed from the attachments tab to the right..

The event will start at 11am and will finish at 15:30 with tea and cake; lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

More information on projects available for 2020 are available here:

Please email if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a place.

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