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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This course explains the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe itself. It includes training on how to perform your own astronomical observations using our 0.5m telescope, which is located on La Palma in the Canary Islands but can be operated remotely from Sheffield. You can also take part in a subsidised field trip to La Palma and visit some of the world’s top observatories.

There are a number of modules to choose from, covering topics to deepen your understanding of the Universe, such as cosmology, dark matter, general relativity and astrobiology. We can run projects on topics including galaxies, quasars, supernovae, massive stars, white and brown dwarfs, star formation, star clusters, planet formation and the evolution of the solar system.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    153 66%

    25th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    19th

    9

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