The on-going COVID-19 pandemic means that were are unfortunately unable to offer an in-person Open Day this year. We hope that prospective graduate students will find the information that we would normally present during an in-person Open Day in our web pages.

We suggest you start by watching the video below in which our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Lance Miller, introduces research activities and the application process. Supplementary information on projects and potential supervisors may be found grouped under the research theme headings in the menu on the left, or on the main DPhil in Astrophysics page. Please note that some projects span more than one theme. Some videos made by our current students can be found at the bottom of this page, and we hope that they will give you a sense of what graduate study at Oxford astrophysics is like.

Please feel free to contact supervisors directly if you have questions about specific projects. Please also note that you are not required to select a final project / supervisor at the point of application. Whilst it is useful for us to know the broad areas you are interested in, we do not expect you to have made a final decision on your preferred projects, and there will be opportunities to discuss your interests before offers are made. Applicants who are invited to interview will have an opportunity to speak to supervisors in more detail about their projects through face to face or online sessions, either as a group or on a one to one basis.

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can of course contact our Graduate Administrator, Ashling Gordon via email (ashling.gordon@physics.ox.ac.uk) or telephone (01865 273303).

Supplementary information on projects and potential supervisors may be found grouped under the research theme headings in the menu on the left, or on the main DPhil in Astrophysics page. Please note that some projects span more than one theme. Some videos made by our current students can be found at the bottom of this page, and we hope that they will give you a sense of what graduate study at Oxford astrophysics is like.

Please feel free to contact supervisors directly if you have questions about specific projects. Please also note that you are not required to select a final project / supervisor at the point of application. Whilst it is useful for us to know the broad areas you are interested in, we do not expect you to have made a final decision on your preferred projects, and there will be opportunities to discuss your interests before offers are made. Applicants who are invited to interview will have an opportunity to speak to supervisors in more detail about their projects through face to face or online sessions, either as a group or on a one to one basis.

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can of course contact our Graduate Administrator, Ashling Gordon via email (ashling.gordon@physics.ox.ac.uk) or telephone (01865 273303).

 

Please enjoy these short videos made by some of our current students

Impressions of a first year DPhil student (Rohan Varadaraj)

Impressions from an exoplanets DPhil student (Sophia Vaughan)

My experience as a DPhil student studying astronomical instrumentation (Andrea Hidalgo Valadez)

Studying for a DPhil in galaxy formation and evolution at Oxford (Dominic Dootson)

My impressions of conducting DPhil research on molecular gas in galaxies (Fuheng Liang)

My experience as a DPhil student at Oxford astrophysics (Lucy Oswald)