D.Phil (PhD) Projects offered in Astrophysics

D.Phil projects for 2021 will be listed below. We would ordinarily hold an open day in December to give potential applicants an opportunity to find out more information about graduate study in astrophysics and meet with project supervisors. It is clear that we will not be able to hold an in-person event this year, and details of an on-line alternative will be posted on this page as the arrangements become defined. Details of application procedures may be found at: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/dphil-astrophysics

We place great store on matching students to supervisors and to projects which interest them. Prospective students are thus encouraged to read through the available projects carefully, and where appropriate to contact the relevant supervisor to discuss the project. There is no limit to how many projects you can express interest in when you come to apply, and, if your preferences change, you can update your choices throughout the process. Projects are listed within loose groupings below (or in the left column) but note that some projects span more than one area and may be listed twice.

Cosmology
Exoplanets and Stellar Physics
Galaxies
Instrumentation
Theory
Transients, Pulsars and High-Energy-Astrophysics

Note that if you are interested in planetary or exo-planetary science or instrumentation projects, you should also look at the projects available within the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics sub-department. AOPP D.Phil Projects are summarised here.