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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics or a related topic.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Astrophysics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The programme is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research and potentially PhD programmes for students who have taken an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent cognate discipline.
Highlights
  • Students are able and encouraged to use the University Observatory and the James Gregory Telescope, the largest working optical telescope in the UK.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a remote observing trip at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain (TBC).
  • The programme prepares students to undertake astrophysical research at PhD level.
  • Modules provide transferable skills which enhance employability in and out of academia.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£24,240

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
physics@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3103