PhD Studentships at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston

February 14, 2020, from Silvia Dalla

Applications are invited for several full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in a number of subjects, including Solar Physics, in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute (JHI), University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Each studentship is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress).

The projects will be in one of the JHI research areas, depending on the preference of the students ranked highest on the list of applicants. The projects within the Solar Physics group ( are:

– Investigating the rotation of sunspots with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (supervisor: Dr. Daniel Brown)

– Solar Energetic Particles and Space Weather (Prof. Silvia Dalla)

– Determining the fine scale structure of the solar corona (Prof. Robert Walsh)

For a description of the projects and full list of all projects available in the JHI see:

The above projects are suggested opportunities offered by JHI solar physics staff. If you would like more details or would like to discuss the possibility of related research in solar physics, then please contact the project supervisors directly (

For informal discussion, please email Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson ( or Dr. Mark Norris (

Elegibility criteria vary depending on the type of studentship: please refer to the webpage below regarding eligibility for UK/EU/International applicants.

For further information and how to apply, see:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Admissions via email at quoting the studentship reference number: RS/19/23.

** If you are interested in a specific project/s, please state clearly the project title/s on your application form.

Closing date: 28 February 2020

Interview date: 13 March 2020