Queen Mary University of London: Astrophysics

InstitutionQueen Mary University of London
Department Physics and Astronomy
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk
Email physics@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 6958
Study type Taught


The MSc in Astrophysics provides a detailed overview of the fundamentals of the subject as well as an up-to-date account of recent developments in research and is available to study full time (one year) or part time (two years). The large range of taught modules, reflecting the breadth of research interests within the School, enable you to develop your learning along any number of specialist routes. Lectures cover such diverse topics as the origin of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, radiation mechanisms in astrophysics, the life and death of stars, black holes, extrasolar planets, the solar system, space and solar plasma astrophysics, and research methods. Training in research methods, substantial independent project work and access to the expertise and culture of the department are excellent preparation for PhD study. The knowledge and skills you will gain are however equally useful in boosting future prospects or current performance in another career path (e.g. teaching). The part-time option and flexible teaching structure make this programme especially suitable if you are looking to pursue your interest in the subject alongside other commitments. Some students each year study for an MSc as a significant part of a career break/career change or for personal interest. The School of Physics and Astronomy also offers a 9 month Postgraduate Certificate in Astronomy and Astrophysics and an Astrophysics pathway to the longer Euromaster's MSc.


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