Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Astrophysics provides a detailed overview of the fundamentals of the subject as well as an up'to'date account of recent developments in research and is available to study full time (one year) or part time (two years). The large range of taught modules, reflecting the breadth of research interests within the School, enable you to develop your learning along any number of specialist routes.

Lectures cover such diverse topics as the origin of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, radiation mechanisms in astrophysics, the life and death of stars, black holes, extrasolar planets, the solar system, space and solar plasma astrophysics, and research methods.

Training in research methods, substantial independent project work and access to the expertise and culture of the department are excellent preparation for PhD study. The knowledge and skills you will gain are however equally useful in boosting future prospects or current performance in another career path (e.g. teaching).

The part'time option and flexible teaching structure make this programme especially suitable if you are looking to peruse your interest in the subject alongside other commitments. Some students each year study for an MSc as a significant part of a career break/career change or for personal interest.

Course Modules

Please refer to our website for modules related to this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
1 year
Full Time
MSc
2 years
Part Time
MSc

Qualifications required:

  • A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) is required in astronomy, physics or mathematics, or in a subject with substantial mathematics or physics content.