Entry requirements

Please see the requirements page.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Keele Astrophysics group currently consists of 11 academic staff members, with research interests including star formation and stellar clusters, late stellar evolution, massive stars and their impact on the early universe, the interstellar medium, binary stars, interacting binary stars, the detection of extra-solar planets and high energy observations of active galaxies & GRBs. Further information on the group is available on their website.

Department specialisms

Star formation and young stellar objects WASP – the search for extrasolar planets Transiting extrasolar planetary systems Eclipsing binary star systems Evolved stars – mass loss and explosive ends Laboratory Astrophysics – studying cosmic dusts with synchrotron radiation Structure, content and dynamics of the interstellar medium Theoretical and computational modelling of stellar interiors, stellar evolution and stellar atmospheres Galactic dynamics and dark matter Active Galactic Nuclei & Gamma-ray bursts Nuclear astrophysics and the origin of the elements Atmospheric properties of A, F and G stars

Fees and funding

Please see the finance page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ann Billington
(+44) 01782 734071