UKRI/STFC Doctoral Training Programme - Astrophysics at the University of Hull


Funded PG Dip and PhD


3 years (full-time)

Application deadline:

17:00 on 7 May 2021

About this project

The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics is pleased to announce the availability of a new funded PhD position through the award of its 2021 UKRI/STFC Doctoral Training Programme grant.

Expertise within the Centre spans the origin of the chemical elements and their dispersal throughout the cosmos, data mining of its unprecedented cosmological simulation (Horizon Run 5), and the physics underpinning the galaxies and clusters which permeate the Cosmic Web.

Candidates whose interests are aligned with any of these areas will be given full consideration. 

The successful candidate will join one of the country’s newest and most dynamic research units, the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics.

Find out more about the supervisory team:

Professor Brad Gibson

Marco Pignatari

Kevin Pimbblet

Elke Roediger

Contact Professor Brad Gibson for more information about this project.

The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday 7 May 2021. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 May.

The University's Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme.

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The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. 

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The Doctoral College provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the college is here to help you achieve your potential. 

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Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain the slavery.

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The successful applicant will receive a fee waiver and a maintenance grant/stipend for three years and a half years. The fee waiver for 21/22 is £4500 (Home fee) and the maintenance grant is £15609. This rises each year in line with the UKRI’s recommended stipend allowance.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications for this funded 3-year PhD studentship, to start in September 2021.

You should have a good first degree (at least a 2:1 Honours degree) – BSc or MPhys (or equivalent international qualification). A Masters degree in a relevant area is desirable but not essential.

International applicants

This scholarship opportunity is open to international candidates.