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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The MPhys Astrophysics degree covers core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe. The course is designed to give a thorough education in theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics and an understanding of observational astronomy.Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year programme is designed for those wishing to study astrophysics in greater depth than the three year BSc allows.The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups•The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery•A large research project in your final year•Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities•An emphasis on independent learningThe course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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A level : A*BB - AAA

AAA-AAB for applicants taking A Level Maths and Physics. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*AB - A*BB with A* in A Level Maths.This offer excludes General Studies and Critical ThinkingA pass in the science practical is normally required.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    29th

    7

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