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Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a year Abroad (MPhys 4 years) MPhys

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. At Kent you will you will learn from academics making the discoveries that shape our world and play a part in this research yourself. **Upon graduation you will have acquired the practical experience, scientific knowledge and transferable skills to pursue a career in a range of fields including aeronautics, space, finance and manufacturing.**Choose Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics at Kent because:* our new curriculum is based on research and the demands of industry, ensuring your course is innovative and up-to-date.* you receive extensive practical training in our industry standard laboratories as well as the opportunity to complete an exciting research project which teaches you a range of transferable skills* you will have access to our fantastic Beacon Observatory, which has recently been refurbished to include a brand new robotic telescope.* your lecturers are active researchers and innovative teachers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment * We have a strong focus on your future career and how to get you there and ensure that you see how the science you learn in the lab can be applied to the real world as well as gaining valuable transferable skills.This four year degree enhances your core knowledge and skills with the further in-depth training required for a science-based career or further study. Opting to complete one year abroad, studying at one of our partner institutions is an opportunity to broaden your horizons – travelling and discovering new people and cultures. Our four year undergraduate Masters degree will give you a valuable postgraduate qualification which can help to give you the edge in the job market. In your fourth year you will dive deeper into the subject by working on a research project in an area of your choosing, enhancing your skills and knowledge. This degree programme introduces you to a range of introductory modules such as astronomy and special relativity, computing skills, mathematics and mechanics, before progressing to more specialist topics including the multiwavelength universe and exoplanets, spacecraft design and operations, quantum physics and stars, galaxies and cosmology.

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15 January

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 50 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    124 55%

    39th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    29th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    23rd

    13

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