Part of our PhD programme is covered by coursework which is an integral and necessary part of our educational system. The courses will be delivered by the staff members and external lecturers, covering:

  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • General Relativity
  • Statistical Numerical Methods for Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • High Energy Astrophysics and AGN
  • Physical Cosmology
  • Early Universe
  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • Compact Objects
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Gravitational Waves
All of the coursework will be completed, in general, by the end of May of the first year so that a substantial time is left entirely for research (two and a half years). Exams on each course consist of 'homework' assignments (exercises, essays, etc.) given during the course, an oral exam or a lecture on a specific topic at the end of the course, or a combination of them.

A complete list of the courses of the current academic year together with information regarding the syllabuses, credits, duration and relative schedule is avalailable in the section Courses. For further information you can read the welcome guide for first year students.