Taught course

Astrophysics (by Distance Learning)

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You should hold a degree in the physical sciences or STEM discipline (e.g. science, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc.) of classification 2:2 or higher.

This programme requires a good knowledge of basic physics at degree level, and competence in mathematical techniques including calculus, differential equations and complex numbers.

An online test is available to enable you to undertake a self-assessment of your mathematical skills. Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree in a relevant subject will be considered on their individual merits in relation to the programme. Professional experience, publications, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. Industry experience: Please refer to Admissions Hub

All applicants must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person such as their employer or line manager. An intake of students is recruited in September every year.

Entry requirements (International)

Entry requirements are the same as per Home/EU applicants plus you need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Please note: as this is a Distance Learning programme that the usual rules in terms of UK Visas and Immigration restrictions to full-time study do not apply to MSc Astrophysics.

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

You must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please contact LJMU's International Team for more information and advice.

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 to the two metre research-class robotic Liverpool telescope - designed and built by LJMU experts
  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years) via distance learning
  • Delivered by academics who are world-leading researchers
  • Opportunity to carry out original research in a wide range of areas
  • High-quality, innovative teaching delivered via distance learning
  • Qualification designed to facilitate continued study at PhD level

Astrophysics is enjoying an unprecedented burst of new discoveries about the Universe we live in. As a result of revolutionary techniques, new opportunities are emerging to explore planets, stars, galaxies and the entire Universe.

LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute has played a leading role in many of these advances, including the development of the world famous robotic Liverpool Telescope. The Institute has developed a suite of taught postgraduate courses to enable students throughout the world to share in these new discoveries.

This MSc course will give you the foundations from which to carry out further research through a PhD or equivalent. It is delivered via distance learning for maximum flexibility.

A major component of the MSc programmes is the project module, which will give you the opportunity to work on a high-level original research topic, with guidance from an experienced supervisor from the research staff of the Institute.

All learning materials are delivered by Blackboard, LJMU's Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to all the major astrophysical research journals and a carefully selected range of e-books to support your studies and extend your reading.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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