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University of Hertfordshire: Astrophysics

Institution University of Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Web http://www.herts.ac.uk
Email ask@herts.ac.uk
Telephone 01707 284800
Study type Taught

Summary

You’ll develop a thorough grounding in fundamental physics while exploring cutting edge topics about the Universe, its constituents and structure, and humanity’s place within it.

You’ll be trained in observational astrophysics and in the use of theory by carrying out a major research project supervised by a leading expert. Throughout the course, you’ll develop specialised skills in physics research enquiry and problem-solving, critical thinking, scientific writing, communication and presentation, and programming and software application.

The course gives you the unique opportunity to study a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena across many scales enabling you to explore all corners of the Universe. You'll study galactic topics, including:

  • extra-solar planets

  • the life cycle of stars

  • gamma-ray bursters

  • supernovae.

You’ll also have the opportunity to study extra-galactic topics, including:

  • active galaxies at high redshift

  • cosmological theory

  • the evolution of the universe.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a placement year, or a year-long advanced research project through the different course pathways.

MSc

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