Professional Doctorate in Cosmology and Gravitation PhD/MPhil


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    If you're ready to take your knowledge and interest in Cosmology and Astrophysics into a postgraduate research degree, there's no better place than Portsmouth.The University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) – one of the leading cosmology and astrophysics centres in the UK. We're active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Euclid.

    The ICG is also a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.


    Visit the Cosmology and Gravitation PhD/MPhil page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for a PhD or MPhil include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

    If English is not your first language, you'll need English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


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