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Physics with Astrophysics (4 years) MPhys

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

At the heart of a professional physicist is a fascination with the ‘how and why’ of the material world around us. Astrophysics emphasises the underlying physical concepts of the stars and galaxies, which make up the Universe. This provides an understanding of the physical nature of bodies and processes in space and the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomical research. We aim to equip you with the skills to understand these phenomena and to qualify you for a range of career pathways.As well as getting to grips with the broad knowledge base on which physical science is built, including electricity, light and mechanics, you’ll study a broad range of topics such as quantum mechanics, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, the mulitwavelength universe and exoplanets and stars, galaxies and the universe. While at Kent you’ll have access to our fantastic facilities including optical spectrum analysers, two-stage light gas gun for impact studies and on-campus Beacon Observatory.The School has a specialist employer engagement officer and through our membership of the South East Physics Network (SEPNet) we can help you with valuable internship and training opportunities. In previous years our students have trained at the European Space Agency and worked in engineering and research companies on summer placements. This four-year MPhys programme brings your core knowledge and skills up to an advanced level and gives you the opportunity to work as part of a research group conducting cutting-edge research. You work with an academic supervisor as part of their research team gaining invaluable practical experience as well as an understanding of the challenges and rewards of extending knowledge in your field.This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IoP).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

20,500per year

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

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A level : ABB

including A level Mathematics at B and A-level Physics at B (but not Use of Mathematics)

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    125 54%

    38th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    36th

    13

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