Projects for 2020 Entry

Each year we offer a number of opportunities to study for a PhD under the supervision of academic staff in our group. Research topics include space and planetary physics, atmospheric physics and climate science, and laboratory astrophysics. If  you have any questions regarding the PhD program in SPAT, please contact the SPAT Admissions Coordinator using the email address spat.pg@imperial.ac.uk.

Projects on offer: Please click on the tabs below to find out about the opportunities that are available in each of our different research areas.

For entry in October 2020 there are still available places in space physics. Please click on the tab below to find out more. 

Projects for 2016 Entry

Atmospheric Physics

Entry for October 2020 is now closed.

Projects are typically offered via the NERC Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership

Please check back in October 2020 for the start of the application cycle for entry in October 2021.

 

Space Physics

Projects in space physics are offered through STFC studentships, and are still available for starting in October 2020Click on the project name to find out more. Please then contact the relevant supervisor who will be able to tell you more about the process.

Aeronomy of Jupiter or Mars & Venus

Supervisor: Dr. Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (i.mueller-wodarg@imperial.ac.uk)

Physics of the inner heliosphere

Supervisor: Prof. Tim Horbury (t.horbury@imperial.ac.uk)

Laboratory Spectroscopy

Laboratory spectroscopy are offered by Prof. Juliet Pickering. We are not seeking to recruit any students in this area for projects starting in October 2020.

How to apply?

If you have any questions regarding the PhD program in SPAT, please contact the SPAT Admissions Coordinator using the email address spat.pg@imperial.ac.uk.

Follow this link to be redirected to PhD application forms

Once you have submitted your application online, please save the full application in pdf format and send a copy to the SPAT Admissions Coordinator and the SPAT Group Administration at spat.pg@imperial.ac.uk and space.sec@imperial.ac.uk

President's PhD Scholarship

The President's PhD Scholarship offers full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. Up to 50 students across the College are funded each year, with no restriction on nationality. However, it should be emphasised that this is an extremely competitive award, which is reserved for candidates of exceptional academic achievement, as well as demonstrated commitment to research. The Space and Atmospheric Physics group is proud to have hosted several President's PhD Scholars in recent years.

Successful candidates are typically one of the top students in their graduating cohort, have experience of research, and often have authored or co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles as an undergraduate. 

The first step in the process is to make contact with a prospective supervisor. We are very happy to support competitive applications - if you are interested in working with a particular academic, please contact them directly, details are here. If one of the projects listed on this page is of particular interest, please do let us know.

The group is limted in the number of candidates that it can support. We therefore encourage you to make early contact with prospective supervisors. We will consider applicants at three deadlines:

  • 1 November 2019
  • 3 January 2020
  • 13 March 2020

If you have any questions regarding the PhD program in SPAT, please contact the SPAT Admissions Coordinator using the email address spat.pg@imperial.ac.uk.