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MSc Astrophysics


Course Description

The postgraduate MSc Astrophysics programme at Queen Mary, University of London, provide a unique opportunity for graduates to pursue the subject in depth, either for personal interest or as a step towards a professional career in astronomy. The MSc programme has been running since 1972 and more than 300 degrees have been awarded. About 50 graduates have subsequently taken a PhD and some now hold academic posts including Professorships at UK Universities including Cambridge.

The MSc in Astrophysics at Queen Mary is unique in the UK in the scope of material covered. It gives students a detailed overview of the fundamentals of the subject as well as an up-to-date account of recent developments in research. The wide range of topics covered by the course reflects the breadth of research interests pursued by the members of staff in our large and friendly research group. Lectures cover such diverse topics as the origin of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, radiation mechanisms in astrophysics, the life and death of stars, black holes, extrasolar planets, the solar system, space and solar plasma astrophysics, and research methods. Students also write a dissertation on a project on an astrophysical topic of an theoretical, computational, or observational nature. The dissertation is submitted by 31 August in the final year.

Visit the MSc Astrophysics page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards - 20+ Awards

In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2014 entry. These awards are for the value of £5,000 per year and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all taught courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, offered by the following Schools:School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
School of Engineering and Materials Science (excluding MSc Dental Materials (J5S9))
School of Physics and Astronomy

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an award of £5,000 per year, students must have achieved grades equivalent to a UK First Class Bachelors degree or overseas equivalent. For overseas equivalents please refer to the tables below.

Application Procedure

There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary.Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification directing them to the MySiS applicant portal by the Admissions Office.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/funding_masters/scholarships/87096.html


(Scholarship)

Science and Engineering Taught Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages.Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.You must not be in receipt of any other Queen Mary scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source.The scholarship award will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to the Queen Mary University of London. This is a partial award only and you must be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fees and living expenses yourself.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages. Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.

Application Procedure

You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/funding_masters/49978.html


(Scholarship)

MSc Astrophysics Scholarship (home/EU and overseas) - 3 Awards

The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to enabling excellent students to continue their studies to MSc level and has funds available for high performing students to study for an MSc in Astrophysics.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,250 (home/EU) or £4,500 (overseas)

Eligibility

Awarded to applicants with an outstanding academic background. Minimum requirement is a UK first class bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.Both full time and part time students are eligible. Part time students will receive half of the full scholarship amount per year of study.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scholarship you will first of all need to submit your online application for the Astrophysics MSc. To apply for the scholarship, please email [email protected] with the email subject "MSc Scholarship Application", attaching the following documents: - An academic letter of recommendation detailing your academic background and achievements.- A personal statement (max 500 words) outlining your academic background and achievements and detailing why you would like to pursue this course of study at Queen Mary University of London.

Further Information

http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships



Entry Requirements

For the MSc and Diploma a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) is required in physics, applied mathematics or astrophysics/astronomy. The Postgraduate Certificate in Astronomy and Astrophysics may also qualify you for entry on to the MSc.For international students, please refer to the International Students section.A limited number of scholarships should be available for highly qualified MSc applicants.

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