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The Institute for Astronomy is a research and teaching group within the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. It is one of the UK's major centres of astronomical research, with especial strengths in survey astronomy, cosmology, active galaxies and the formation of stars and planets.

The IfA runs introductory courses in astronomy for students of any discipline at first year level, Honours Degree courses in Astrophysics (both BSc and MPhys), and research degrees leading to the award of PhD in astronomy.

Jobs and PhDs

We are currently recruiting new postgraduate students for 2015.