PhD Positions: Deadline to Apply for Studentships: 1st Feb 2021
The Institute offers higher degree programmes at PhD level for part-time or full-time students. The majority of students will follow a 3.5-year full-time route leading to the award of PhD. Studentships are generally funded by either the Science and Technology Facilities Council, or internally from our own research funds. We currently take in several new students every year. We highly encourage potential students to contact staff in their fields of interest for available PhD projects. Our PhD project list is here. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Martig.
Application procedure: Applications can be made by filling in the <online application form> where an official transcript should be uploaded. Applicants must also arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to Dr. Martig. For full consideration, applications including reference letters should be submitted by the deadline, when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the committee until the positions are filled. Successful applicants need to have gained a first class or upper second honours degree in an appropriate subject, e.g. physics, astronomy, mathematics. International students (EU and non-EU) are welcome to apply for our PhD positions.
Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship fund
The guidance notes for the fund are available here.
The Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship fund is a new scholarship fund to encourage greater diversity in physics, by supporting students from groups currently under-represented in physics who wish to study towards a doctorate in physics. Successful doctoral students can study either part-time or full-time. For the purpose of this fund the definition of under-represented groups in physics refers to: women, students of Black-Caribbean, Back-African and other minority ethnic (BAME) heritage, students with disabilities, or who require additional funding to support inclusive learning, LGBT+ students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may struggle to find the levels of funding needed to complete their studies. People with qualifying refugee status who meet the above criteria are also encouraged to apply.
If you wish to apply for the fund to study at the Astrophysics Research Institute of LJMU, please contact Dr. Marie Martig as soon as possible and fill our standard application form no later than Monday 4th January. We can only support one student's application for the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship fund, so will have a round of pre-selection to decide which candidate we support. The application form to the Institute of Physics will then need to be completed by the student, prospective supervisor and the Head of school, and submitted by 22nd Jan 2021.
Enquiries: Dr M. Martig,
Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University,
IC2 Building, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5RF,