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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • 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.

After the MSc

Research degrees

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programmes at St Andrews or elsewhere. Fully funded scholarships are available for PhD study in all research areas in the School.

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. If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MSc, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MSc.

Application deadline

12 August 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,090per 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

    3rd

  • 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
    224 97%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%

    2nd

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