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M.Sc. On Campus

Astronomy and Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

12 months
Duration
25000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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About

The School of Astronomy and Astrophysics  at The University of Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.

Overview

The Department has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research:  The National Graphene Institute, the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre.  In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the department.

Coursework and assessment

A research project is undertaken under the supervision of a staff member throughout the year together with lectures.  Full time is spent working on the project unless attending lectures.  A dissertation will be submitted at the year-end.  We provide a range of skills training which is particularly focussed on the needs of physics research. 

Career opportunities

A research degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics  at The University of Manchester is highly regarded by employers as evidence of a thorough training in numerate problem-solving and opens a wide range of possible career choices.  In addition to continuing physics research in industry, an MSc provides the entry level training to undertake a PhD in physics.

Programme Structure

Courses incldued:

  • Note: Although the course requires 1 year full time study, students should expect the process of examination of the dissertation may take several months. MSc degrees are usually awarded several months after the end of the programme.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We generally advise you to apply as early as possible. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirement for a Masters research programme will be a Lower Second UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
  • Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

MSc by Research (part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
  • International students (per annum): £12,500

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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