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University of Sussex · School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject or a subject with significant mathematical or physical content, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore cosmology and astrophysics at an advanced level, with an emphasis on theoretical cosmology. Our focus is on observational and theoretical cosmology in the pre- and post-recombination universe.

This course is one of only two MScs in this subject area in the UK. It's for you if you have graduated from a physics- or applied mathematics-based degree with a substantial physics component and wish to learn how to apply your knowledge to cosmology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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