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Astrophysics MSci (Hons)

Queen Mary University of London

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    F523

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    41st

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    36th

    (Physics & Astronomy)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    127

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.93

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    Msci (Hon)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

Astrophysics applies physics and mathematics to understanding astronomical objects such as planets, stars and galaxies, and to the universe as a whole.Understanding the origin and evolution of the universe is one of the most exciting and challenging problems in modern science. In this programme you’ll use practical and theoretical approaches to explore the evolution and properties of astrophysical systems. You’ll apply the methods used by astronomers to determine the composition and distance of other stars and galaxies. And you’ll develop an understanding of the role played by dark matter and dark energy in the large-scale structure of the universe and its accelerating expansion. Specialist modules focus on cosmology, galaxies, stars and planetary systems and are taught by active researchers in those fields. Extra option modules provide scope for you to explore topics beyond the core syllabus, providing you with a rounded physics education with a specialist focus. You’ll develop practical skills in lab work and programming that can be applied in commerce, industry or research. In your final year, you’ll further develop your own interests through the completion of an independent research project, supervised by one of the School’s astrophysicists.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

AAB

Details

To include A level Maths and Physics both at grade A.Excluded subject: General StudiesPlease note:You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

41st

About this University

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities. The university combines world-leading research with a strong commitment to social justice and public engagement, and is proud to open its doors to any student who has the potential to succeed. Queen Mary is the only campus-based Russell Group University in London, and its global community of students and staff represent more than 160 nationalities.

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