A 2.1 Honours degree in Physics or a related subject.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
The Masters in Astrophysics gives you an understanding of the principles and methods of modern astrophysics at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.
- The School has a major role in the award winning NASA RHESSI X-ray mission studying solar flares and in several other forthcoming international space missions such as ESA’s Solar Orbiter.
- The School plays a world-leading role in the design and operation of the worldwide network of laser interferometers leading the search for gravitational waves.
- Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow is ranked 3rd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2017).
- You will gain the theoretical, observational and computational skills necessary to analyse and solve advanced astrophysics problems, providing you with an excellent foundation for a career of scientific leadership in academia or industry.
- You will develop transferable skills that will improve your career prospects, such as project management, team-working, advanced data analysis, problem-solving, critical evaluation of scientific literature, advanced laboratory and computing skills, and how to effectively communicate with different audiences.
- You will benefit from direct contact with our group of international experts who will teach you cutting-edge physics and supervise your projects.
- With a 93% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016, Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- PG Admissions