MPhys

Astrophysics (Foundation Entry)

Duration
5 Years
Start
September 2024
UCAS Code
F279
Delivery
Campus Taught

Do you ever wonder how our universe came to be? Our MPhys Astrophysics Foundation Entry Degree provides you with essential training to help find the answer.

Why study with us

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    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
    2023
  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
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    2023
  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Physics and Astronomy)
    2024
  • 5th
    in the UK for teaching quality
    Times Good University Guide (Physics and astronomy)
    2024
  • You’ll have access to specialist laboratory facilities for the study of nuclear physics, mechanics, optics, quantum physics, laser physics, spectroscopy and astrophysics.
  • During your studies you will also have access to our observatory, the Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK.
  • You’ll develop your mathematical skills, and benefit from a state-of-the art learning environment for practical analysis, interpretation and modelling of astronomical data.
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What you'll do

  • The staff who deliver the courses are members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.
  • Many of our staff hold PhDs, and are active researchers in a number of areas of physics and astrophysics, attracting national and international research reputations.
  • During your MPhys (Hons) Astrophysics course you’ll have access to our observatory, the Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK.

Modules

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Accreditations

  • This course is accredited by the IOP, the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. On completion of this course graduates can progress towards Chartered Physicist (Phys) status.
  • This course is recognised by the RAS. Their aim is to promote the study of astronomy, solar system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. Founded in 1820, the RAS organises scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognises outstanding achievements in astronomy, and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally.

Future Careers

Graduates of physics, astronomy, and astrophysics are amongst the most employable in the world; particularly in technical and business sectors where analytical and mathematical skills are at a premium.

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During my degree I completed two summer internships. The first of these led to a publication in a notable scientific journal, and at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) I presented work at an international conference.
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Simon Ebo
MPhys Astrophysics
United Kingdom
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During my degree I completed two summer internships. The first of these led to a publication in a notable scientific journal, and at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) I presented work at an international conference.
simon-ebo-case-study
Simon Ebo
MPhys Astrophysics
United Kingdom
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Fees and funding

2024/25
UK
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
International
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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