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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Astrophysics

Course type

Taught

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.

Modules

This module will provides the basic astrophysical background and will introduce students to the research skills needed for a career in astrophysics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,120

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

27,230

Entry requirements

Students need good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in physics, mathematics or a related topic.