The Institute for Astronomy
offers a variety of Astrophysics
courses for University of Edinburgh undergraduates.
Full details of these courses, and how to apply to study Astrophysics
in Edinburgh, can be found
I am the Course Organiser, and one of
the lecturers, of the Discovering Astronomy lecture course
(the DRPS course entry can be found
This is a pre-honours course providing a broad introduction
to Astronomy for students of any background. The course runs
in Semester 1, and there are three lectures per week, on
Monday and Friday afternoons, in the central area. In
addition there is one tutorial or practical workshop each
week, either Monday or Friday.
The materials associated
with the course are available through the University's
I run the Masters-level High Energy
Astrophysics course, (the DRPS course entry can be found
This course covers high-energy radiation processes and their
applications in astrophysics. Lectures are held in
the ROE Lecture Theatre at the Royal Observatory, at
14.00 on Tuesdays and Fridays, in Semester 2. Problem
solving classes are intermingled with these. There are
separate tutorials on Mondays of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11,
from 15.00 to 17.00, also in the ROE Lecture Theatre. There
will also be a revision class closer to the exams.
materials associated with the course are available through
I also offer research projects to 4th
and 5th year undergraduate students. More information about
these can be found on the School of Physics undergraduate
template for a lab report.
I am the Undergraduate Admissions Officer for the School of
Physics and Astronomy, and I Chair the School Board of Studies.