Taught course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

  • BSc Physics (2:1 minimum), or
  • BSc Maths (2:1 minimum), or
  • BEng Engineering (2:1 minimum).

If you have a 2:2 bachelor’s degree in the above subjects, a related physical science, mathematics, engineering or relevant industrial experience, your application will be given individual consideration.

Months of entry


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 and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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