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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Astrophysics (F511) with an Integrated Masters at Aberystwyth University incorporates the broad disciplines of Astronomy, including: Cosmology and Galactic Astronomy, the Solar System, Gas Giants and Terrestrial Worlds, Red Giants, White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Quasars and more.

This allows you to cover a broad area of learning and then specialise later in your career. With foundations in the key areas of Physics and Astronomy, taught in a supportive environment, you will also develop the transferable skills required by employers, in this discipline, for education, business and industry.

Why study Astrophysics at Aberystwyth?

  • On completion of this degree you will leave with accreditation by the IOP (Institute of Physics) and a Master's qualification.
  • Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since its foundation and it continues to be an innovative learning experience for all.
  • You will be taught by experts in their field.
  • Our Researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials (i.e. graphene).

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In the first year you may discover:

  • the main branches of classical and modern physics underpinned by the core mathematical disciplines of algebra and calculus
  • computational and experimental physics
  • quantum theory
  • dynamics
  • the principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields

In your second year you may explore:

  • solar interior
  • stars
  • planets and planetary atmospheres
  • thermal physics
  • quantum mechanics
  • mathematical physics
  • data handling
  • statistics

In your third year you may investigate:

  • cosmology
  • galaxies
  • space plasmas
  • the solar atmosphere
  • the heliosphere alongside condensed matter
  • atoms and molecules
  • electromagnetism

In your fourth year you will study:

  • electromagnetic theory
  • quantum technology
  • modern physics
  • advanced numerical methods

Employability

What can I do with a physics degree?

Our graduates have discovered career paths in:

  • medical physics
  • radiation protection
  • research science

Other graduates from our department have sought careers in:

  • systems development
  • product development
  • technical publishing
  • meteorology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    42nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    4th

    8

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