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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research.

Course information

The MSc in Astrophysics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The programme is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research and potentially PhD programmes for students who have taken an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent cognate discipline.

Highlights

  • Students are able and encouraged to use the University Observatory and the James Gregory Telescope, the largest working optical telescope in the UK.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a remote observing trip at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain (TBC).
  • The programme prepares students to undertake astrophysical research at PhD level.
  • Modules provide transferable skills which enhance employability in and out of academia.

Careers

This degree course is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research, and potentially PhD programmes, at St Andrews or other universities in the UK or abroad.

The course also prepares students for careers in data science, finance, and education, amongst others.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

11 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,450per year

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

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    230 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    7th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    3rd

    1

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