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Astrophysics with a Year Abroad MPhys (Hons)

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    Master in Physics (with Honours) - MPhys (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Overview

The MPhys Astrophysics is delivered collaboratively by acclaimed experts from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. An Astrophysics degree has the unique potential to provide students with an understanding of the most up-to-date discoveries in the Universe.

Programme in detail

During the programme, students will be introduced to all aspects of physics and astronomy from quantum mechanics to cosmology. In Year Two, there is a week-long field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife, where students make astronomical measurements at a professional observatory. The two-metre aperture Liverpool Telescope sited on La Palma in the Canaries, which is the largest robotically controlled telescope in the world, will provide you with unique access to observations from a major research facility when you undertake a research project in your final year.

This four-year Astrophysics degree will equip students with skills relevant for further study of the universe at postgraduate research level as well as for jobs in a wide range of careers.

Year abroad

The Year Abroad is an incredible new opportunity to spend one academic year at one our partner universities expanding your academic and cultural horizons. You’ll spend this time abroad in between your second and third years of study and your degree will extend by one year.

Why this subject?

Create a degree to suit you

Explore and apply fundamental principles that underpin modern physics, from electrodynamics and semiconductors to the startling conclusions of relativity and quantum mechanics. Our flexible programmes allow students to transfer up to the end of Year Two between any of the physics programmes.

Be part of a supportive community working together to do great science

Our open-door approach enables us to offer you a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Prepare for your professional career

All of our BSc and MPhys programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics, and our specialist programmes such as Physics with Nuclear Science and Physics with Medical Applications provide skill sets necessary for these growing sectors.

Career prospects

Physicists are trained to solve a wide range of problems. That’s why graduates have gone on to explore careers in such diverse areas such as telecommunications; microelectronics; nuclear power and instrumentation; cryogenics; astronomy; geophysics medical physics; materials science; computing; teaching; business; finance and management. Physics graduates are currently among those earning the highest starting salaries in the UK, according to latest figures, and our graduates enjoy excellent opportunities for careers in research, industry, computing, teaching, business and finance.

Postgraduate opportunities

The knowledge, skills and experience that our graduates develop during their degree are in high demand by employers and researchers. This means our graduates benefit from superb postgraduate study opportunities particularly in the fields of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, nanoscience and energy. The Department has significant achievements in research and attracts considerable research income. As a consequence, there are excellent opportunities for our undergraduates to study for research degrees and there are exceptional facilities at their disposal.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

24,850per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Including Physics and Mathematics .For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    137 60%

    35th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    11th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    36th

    6

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