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Masters degrees in Astrophysics involve advanced study of the physical nature of the universe, often touching on Cosmology (the origin, evolution and eventual fate of the universe).
Related subjects include Astronomy and Observational Astrophysics. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Physics or Astronomy.
Courses in this field encourage you to uncover how the creation of the universe happened, understand the history of stars and galaxies, and investigate how planetary systems and hospitable environments develop.
This involves applying theory such as relativity to understand matter, energy, space and time – including modelling the origins of black holes, neutron stars, dark energy and gravitational waves.
Delving further into cosmic origins, you might explore how stars, galaxies and planets are formed over time. This includes applying atomic theory to analyse elements such as hydrogen, helium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and silicon.
Astrophysicists often undertake research on behalf of institutions such as universities, or large scientific organisations. For example, you could be responsible for developing technology for exoplanet exploration and interstellar analysis. Other careers include industrial applications such as aerospace engineering, as well as the civil service.
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The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, Cosmology, Gravitational Physics, planets, stars and galaxies. Read more
The Master’s degree deepens the understanding of basic elements of modern Physics and of Theoretical Physics, allowing students to strengthen the knowledge of specific fields like Biophysics, Nanoscience, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Physics of Fundamental Interactions. Read more
The MSc in Astrophysics and Relativity is a new one-year full-time or two-year part-time course. Students will gain advanced knowledge of astrophysics, general relativity, computational science and data analysis and the up-to-date skills required to understand the universe we live in. Read more
A physics programme that covers the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale. Although Particle Physics and Astrophysics act on a completely different scale, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. Read more
This MSc provides students with the skills, knowledge and research ability for a career in astrophysics. The programme is designed to satisfy the need, both nationally and internationally, for well-qualified postgraduates who will be able to respond to the challenges that arise from future developments in this field. Read more
This MSc in Astrophysics is delivered by world-leading researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and is designed to facilitate further postgraduate and PhD study. Read more
Engage in ground-breaking fundamental and applied research Physics is an indispensable part of today’s society. Modern life would be entirely different without computer chips, lasers or MRI screening. Read more