Projects on offer for September 2021 can be found on the Research Group webpages linked below, or you may suggest a project of your own devising.
Astronomy & Cosmology
Theoretical Particle Physics
Experimental Particle Physics
When you apply, specify your preferred project(s) and supervisor(s). Describe your research interests and any relevant expertise or experience you can bring to the project.
You are welcome to contact each group’s admissions coordinator (listed below), as well as any prospective supervisor, if you have questions about a project or want to propose your own topic
International, UK, and EU students with pre-settled or settled status are all eligible and will receive a full fee waiver.
International students may need to apply for a study visa after they are offered a studentship.
Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, at least a UK upper second-class degree (or non-UK equivalent qualification) in Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics, or a closely-related area, or else a lower second class degree followed by a relevant Master's degree.
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Tax-free bursary of £15,560 (21/22 rate), a full fee waiver, and a training/conference budget of £1250 per year, for 3.5 years. The awards are funded by the STFC Research Council.
In addition, STFC-funded students may apply to STFC for a Long-Term Attachment (LTA). An LTA funds the student to work at another research facility outside the UK for up to 1.5 years as part of their PhD project. LTA applications are made in the student's first year of the PhD.
Apply through the University of Sussex on-line system.