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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Explore the darkest reaches of the universe with our Astrophysics MSc and gain a detailed insight into the fundamentals of astrophysics. We offer one of the broadest ranges of higher level astrophysics modules in the UK, so you can create a bespoke MSc tailored to you own interests.

  • study while you work with our flexible programme structure
  • Be eligible for membership of the Royal Astronomical Society and use of their facilities
  • Gain specialist research skills – excellent preparation for a PhD
  • Study in one of the UK’s top-rated Schools: we’re joint first in London for physics research outputs (REF 2014)
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme

Facilities

  • Leading research infrastructure at CERN and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
  • Mission data from Queen Mary collaborations such as Cassini, CLUSTER and the VISTA telescope
  • Our Astronomical Observatory
  • Super-fast research networks and worldwide grid computing facilities, such as MidPlus and GridPP, as well as a number of high- performance clusters
  • Experimental facilities in the School, such as clean rooms, workshops and laboratories

Career paths

We have been preparing students for careers in astrophysics research since 1972. Several of our alumni hold posts at prestigious universities in the UK and internationally, including the University of Cambridge.

You will be given a comprehensive training in research methods, substantial independent project work and access to the expertise and culture of the department, all excellent preparation for a doctorate in astrophysics.

Recent graduates of our MSc programmes have gone on to PhD studies and positions such as:

  • Business and data analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Programming analyst.

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    142 62%

    33rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    42nd

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