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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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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
The MSc in Data-Intensive Astrophysics has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in a range of areas including academic research in astronomy or astrophysics as well technical, development and engineering positions in related scientific fields. Read more
Taught topics reflect our world-leading strengths in theoretical, observational and instrumentational research and include Cosmology, Advanced General Relativity and Gravitational Waves, Instrumentation for Astronomy and Techniques in Astrophysics. Read more
The master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmology 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 Institute of Astronomy offers an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified students who have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, physics or mathematics to study for a one-year master's-level qualification in astrophysics working alongside fourth-year (Part III) students taking the final year of the integrated master's undergraduate MSci Astrophysics Tripos. Read more
There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. Read more
This MSc provides students with the skills, knowledge and research ability for a career in physics. 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
The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques. Read more