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Explore the key topics at the cutting edge of modern astrophysics. You’ll get training in the practical skills used by professional astrophysicists and be able to conduct your own astronomical observations.
You'll study the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe itself. The course includes training on how to perform your own astronomical observations using our 0.5m telescope, which is located on La Palma in the Canary Islands but can be operated remotely from Sheffield. Students can also take part in a subsidised field trip to La Palma and visit some of the world’s top observatories.
There are a number of optional modules to choose from, covering topics to deepen your understanding of the Universe, such as cosmology, dark matter, general relativity and
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For this course, we usually ask for either an upper second class (2:1) degree in physics, astronomy, astrophysics or a related subject.
We can also accept qualifications from other countries. You can find out which qualifications we accept from your country on the University's webpages for international students:
If you have not already studied in a country where English is the majority language, it is likely that you will need to have an English language qualification. We usually ask for:
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Overall grade of 6.5 with 6 in each component.
Up-to-date fees can be found on the University of Sheffield's webpages for postgraduate students: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.
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