Astrophysics MSc

Course Introduction

Explore the darkest reaches of the universe with our Astrophysics MSc and gain a detailed insight into the fundamentals of astrophysics. We offer one of the broadest ranges of higher level astrophysics modules in the UK, so you can create a bespoke MSc tailored to you own interests.

* study while you work with our flexible programme structure

* Be eligible for membership of the Royal Astronomical Society and use of their facilities

* Gain specialist research skills ? excellent preparation for a PhD

* Study in one of the UK's top-rated Schools: we're joint first in London for physics research outputs (REF 2014)

* Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme


* Leading research infrastructure at CERN and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories

* Mission data from Queen Mary collaborations such as Cassini, CLUSTER and the VISTA telescope

* Our Astronomical Observatory

* Super-fast research networks and worldwide grid computing facilities, such as MidPlus and GridPP, as well as a number of high- performance clusters

* Experimental facilities in the School, such as clean rooms, workshops and laboratories

Career paths

We have been preparing students for careers in astrophysics research since 1972. Several of our alumni hold posts at prestigious universities in the UK and internationally, including the University of Cambridge.

You will be given a comprehensive training in research methods, substantial independent project work and access to the expertise and culture of the department, all excellent preparation for a doctorate in astrophysics.

Recent graduates of our MSc programmes have gone on to PhD studies and positions such as:

* Business and data analyst

* Consultant

* Data scientist

* Programming analyst.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,450 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,400 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,450 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a subject with substantial Physics, Mathematics and/or Astronomy content.