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Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology MPhys (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Despite advances in physics, astrophysics and cosmology, we still have a limited grasp of the universe. With 95% of it existing in a form we still don’t understand, there’s plenty left for you to discover.Join an international community looking for answers in this field on this MPhys (Hons) Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology integrated Master's degree course.You’ll develop your understanding of the fundamental laws of physics and apply what you learn to the structure and behaviour of some of the largest and smallest elements of existence.By the end of the course, you'll have a Master's level qualification. You'll be well placed to do further research or study in physics, astrophysics and cosmology or work in a variety of industries, from aerospace to finance.**On this course you'll:**- Study alongside researchers from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG)- Use SCIAMA, the University’s supercomputer- Access to Hampshire Astronomical Group facilities at Clanfield Observatory, which are equipped with various telescopes including a 24-inch reflector- Go on visits to aerospace businesses like BAE Systems and Airbus Defence- Access large datasets produced by international-level sky surveys, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey- Use advanced technical equipment with the help of expert technical staff, including x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, electron and atomic force microscopes, and various types of spectroscopy- Develop the professional skills and standards you need as a practicing physicist, through a major research project in your final year- Study at a university where physics research was ranked in the top 10 nationally for quality of research outputs in the latest Government-backed REF (Research Excellence Framework)**Work experience and career planning**To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary opportunities that will complement your studies.**Placement year**After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.Previous students have completed placements at destinations including:- M-Solv UK- Culham Science Centre- Tesla Engineering LtdWe’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service will help you find a job or identify further study and academic research opportunities.Previous students on this course have gone on to further study, research and employment in areas such as:- cosmology- astrophysics- astronomy and theoretical physics- space systems and aerospace industry- education- scientific journalism- medical physics- finance- data analysisAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.**This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.**

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 16,400per 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 Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    103 45%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    39th

    2

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