PhD Studentships at University of Central Lancashire

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

The studentships are tenable for 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK rates together with a maintenance grant (£15,609 per year 2021/22 rates) for eligible applicants.

The studentships are funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)/University of Central Lancashire/Moses Holden Foundation. The studentships are open to international applicants, however international applicants will be required to pay the difference between the UK and international tuition fee rate.

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 with Dr Daniel Brown, Prof. Silvia Dalla and Prof. Robert Walsh.

For a description of the projects and additional information see:

The listed projects are suggested opportunities offered by JHI 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 (

For further information and how to apply, see:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at quoting the studentship reference number: RS/22/06.

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

Closing date: 28th February 2022

Proposed interview date: 9th March 2022