The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, is running a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) from 2015, with information days on 2-3 October 2014. This Masters Advanced is a new prestigious pathway into a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics which can be taken instead of, or in addition to, Honours. The Masters Advanced is a 2-year advanced coursework masters, which includes 50% coursework and 50% research. The total time spent on research is one full-time year, spread over two years, and is equivalent to the Masters that is taken before PhD in Europe and the US under the Bologna Model. We believe this kind of program is necessary to give Australian students the breadth and depth to compete internationally. We are offering Masters Advanced scholarships with tax-free stipends of AUD$10,000 p.a., and also have a range of PhD scholarships and top-up scholarships available.
On 2-3 October, we will run action-packed higher-degree research information days. You will get the chance to hear about the latest research at RSAA from many of Australia’s top astronomers including Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, and will be able to socialise with current students. Visits to RSAA for prospective students who can not make these days are also possible, with 6-7 Nov being the preferred alternative dates. We are offering free travel and accommodation to top candidates to attend information days. To apply, please send a description of any previous research experience, your academic transcript and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about studying at RSAA, see http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/study.