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Embark on a captivating journey through the cosmos with the Astronomy MSc programme at the University of Sussex. Delve into advanced astronomy and astrophysics, choosing from observational, theoretical, or computational specializations. This esteemed course, one of only three in the UK, is tailored for graduates with a physics or applied mathematics background eager to apply their knowledge to the captivating realm of astronomy. Benefit from the expertise of the Astronomy Centre, renowned for groundbreaking research in theoretical and observational astrophysics, with a focus on the early universe and galaxy formation. The flexible study options allow for full-time or part-time engagement, ensuring a perfect balance with your professional and personal commitments. With core modules covering cosmology, galactic astrophysics, and more, alongside exciting options like data analysis techniques and advanced cosmology, this programme equips you with a solid foundation and diverse skill set. Join this programme with a 2.2 or above in a relevant subject and unlock a world of opportunities in astronomy and beyond.

About the course

Explore astronomy and astrophysics at an advanced level, focusing on observational, theoretical or computational astronomy. This course is one of only three full-time, broad-based astronomy MSc courses in the UK.

This course is for you if you graduated from a physics- or applied mathematics-based degree with a substantial physics component, and wish to learn how to apply your knowledge to astronomy. Our Astronomy Centre carries out world-leading research in many branches of theoretical and observational astrophysics. Our particular focus is on the early universe, and galaxy formation and evolution.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject or a subject with significant mathematical or physical content, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.




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