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PhD studies

Interested in pursuing a PhD?

Take a look at some of our current projects.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD project, we encourage potential students to contact staff in their fields of interest.

The majority of students will follow a three-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 four to five new students per year.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants need to have gained a first class or upper second honours degree in an appropriate subject, e.g. physics, astronomy, mathematics.


Applications can be made by completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Kobayashi or by post to:

Professor S.Kobayashi
Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
IC2 Building, Liverpool Science Park
146 Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, L3 5RF
United Kingdom

PhD projects on offer