Taught course

Astronomy

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other degrees will be considered on an individual basis but applicants are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore astronomy and astrophysics at an advanced level, with an emphasis on theoretical astronomy.

This course is for you if you have graduated from an applied mathematics- or physics-based degree and wish to learn how to apply your knowledge to astronomy.

It’s one of only three full-time, broad-based astronomy MSc courses in the UK.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/mathematical-and-physical-sciences/astronomy-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
msc@physics.sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 873254