Taught course

Astrophysics

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will need:
a minimum 2:2 in the physical sciences or a STEM discipline (e.g. science, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc.)
a good knowledge of basic physics at degree level, and competence in mathematical techniques including calculus, differential equations and complex numbers
a satisfactory reference from your employer or line manager
Additional Information:
As this is a Distance Learning programme the usual rules in terms of UK Visas and Immigration restrictions to full-time study do not apply
IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)
Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc in Astrophysics is delivered by world-leading researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and is designed to facilitate further postgraduate and PhD study.
  • Access the two metre research-class robotic Liverpool telescope - designed and built by LJMU experts
  • Learn from academics who are world-leading researchers
  • Carry out original research in a wide range of areas
  • Gain a qualification which facilitates continued study at PhD level
An ideal choice if you prefer the flexibility of studying remotely and gaining a Masters qualification by distance learning. Each module provides the opportunity to explore current literature, with support from experienced tutors, all of whom are engaged in cutting-edge astrophysical research.
Many of the research topics are observational studies, which can be supported by access to the Liverpool Telescope, a two metre aperture research-quality robotic telescope, sited on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
The robotic nature of the telescope means that you do not travel to the telescope, but interact with it via a computer interface, giving unrivalled flexibility for studying rapidly changing objects in the night sky. This course is an excellent way to specialise and further your academic career in the exciting and dynamic astrophysics field.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£47.22 per credit
International students
£75 per credit

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090