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  • Qualification

    MASt - Master of Advanced Study

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Institute of Astronomy offers an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified students who have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, physics or mathematics to study for a one-year master level qualification in astrophysics working alongside fourth-year (Part III) students taking the final year of the integrated master's undergraduate MSci Astrophysics Tripos.

The course consists of an extended project (either observational or theoretical, worth about a third of the total credit) and a choice of a range of high-level specialist courses, most of which are examined in June. The course aims to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students have the opportunity to develop their skills and enthusiasms to the best of their potential. Owing to the demanding level of the course and the competition for a limited number of places, applicants should have achieved (or expect to achieve) very good performance in their undergraduate degree. Although some bursary funding may be available, applicants should expect to arrange their own funding.

Students completing the year should have:

  • had experience of a number of areas of astrophysics from a choice of options taken to an advanced level, at which current research can be appreciated in some depth;
  • carried out a substantial research project amounting to about one-third of the work in the course;
  • enhanced their communications skills;
  • become well prepared for a career in academic research or one where independent research skills are required.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,217overall cost

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 Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    228 99%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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