Taught course

Astrophysics

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  1. BSc Physics (2:1 minimum) OR
  2. BSc Maths (2:1 minimum) OR
  3. BEng Engineering (2:1 minimum).

If you have a 2:2 bachelor’s degree in the above subjects, a related physical science, astrophysics, astronomy, mathematics, engineering or relevant industrial experience, your application will be given individual consideration. In such circumstances you may be required to attend a formal interview with the admissions tutor before an offer can be made.

For 2:2 holders, the likelihood of being offered a place on the course is highest if your overall marks lie close to the 2:1/:2:2 boundary.

In order to consider your application, we require two academic references and transcript copies of your previous qualifications.

Applicants whose first language is not English are expected to meet the minimum University requirements (IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each skill area).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in Astrophysics is a full-time degree course which aims to provide specialist training and an edge in a highly competitive recruitment market to students who wish to work in the field of astrophysics. On the course, we will cover theoretical, observational and instrumental areas in astrophysics and other scientific disciplines. We encourage you to develop a critical awareness of current research problems and new insights at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics. We will also discuss the working context of the modern astrophysicist, including the safety and ethical environment and research environments.

On completing the course students should be able to pursue a career in academic research, physical science industrial practice, research and development, or in other highly-skilled numerate careers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk