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    Research at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) covers theoretical and observational cosmology and astrophysics, and their interface, and is supported by grants from the Research Council STFC, the Royal Society and the European Union.
    Most of our research falls under three broad categories:
    Early universe and particle cosmology
    Inflation, Brane-world Cosmology and String Cosmology, Primordial Perturbations.
    Structure formation in the universe
    The Cosmic Microwave Background, Galaxy Surveys, Dark Energy, Gravitational Lensing, Cosmic Magnetic Fields, Gravitational Waves.
    Galaxy evolution
    Stellar Population Models, Chemical Evolution, Galaxies at Low and High Redshift.

    The main task of a research student is independent research of the chosen topic, working closely with a director of studies who guides and advises throughout the period of research; at the end of the period of study, the results of the research are embodied in a thesis, which is examined at a viva voce examination when a candidate is required to defend his or her thesis; supervision is available for research in areas including: early universe and particle cosomology; cosmic microwave background; structure formation; string and brane cosmology; black holes; gravity waves; and grid computing.

    The main task of a research student is independent research of the chosen topic, working closely with a director of studies who guides and advises throughout the period of research; at the end of the period of study, the results of the research are embodied in a thesis, which is examined at a viva voce examination when a candidate is required to defend his or her thesis; supervision is available for research in areas including: early universe and particle cosomology; cosmic microwave background; structure formation; string and brane cosmology; black holes; gravity waves; and grid computing.

    The course can be studied full-time over three years or part-time over six years.

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    Requirements

    A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more)

    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

    75 (Grade B)

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