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MPhil / DPhil Astrobiology

Course Description

The Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology carries out research related to the interface between astronomy and biology. The Centre’s Director, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, is one of the pioneers of this new discipline, and together with a team of honorary professors carries out research over a wide range of topics. Possible research projects include studies on the nature of interstellar and comet dust, studies of meteorites and material collected in the stratosphere, theories of planet formation, transfer of life from one planetary system to another. These and other topics of research are available to applicants.

Find out more about The Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology (BCAB) on http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/bcab.

Teaching methods

Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

Apply here http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/sciences/mphil/astrobiology.

Visit the MPhil / DPhil Astrobiology page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Jan Johnston Osburn

A truly International Experience.
I absolutely loved University of Buckingham. I completed my Master’s there and it was the most amazing educational experience I could have. It’s a very diverse school and the material is presented in a truly international fashion. Be ready to work hard because most of my days (and nights) were spent with my work group studying and researching. I walked away from the school a much different person than when I started. That experience made me who I am today and I will never forget my days at the Uni.


Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours degree in astronomy, physics, mathematics or biology.

Course Fees

International £13,020 p.a. Home £7,000 p.a.

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