Taught course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for physicists, mathematicians and engineers. Applications from students in related subjects are also welcomed. Applicants should possess a minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in a physical, mathematical or engineering science. Please contact the admissions tutor in the event of any query. Supporting materials required: Two academic references and copies of full transcripts. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (eg 6.5 IELTS).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Astrophysics is a brand-new and innovative taught master's degree programme with advanced teaching delivered by world-leading expert astrophysicists.

The MSc in Astrophysics provides comprehensive general, transferable and specialist skills training and hands-on experience to enable a student to pursue a career in further postgraduate astrophysics research, physical science industrial practice, research and development, or other highly-skilled numerate careers.

Candidates holding an MSc in Astrophysics stand out in these highly competitive recruitment markets.

Full details of this programme can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p430.html

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Fees and funding

Full details of available funding can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p430.html

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Nicola Hunt