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Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
Duration
32374 USD/year
32374 USD/year
17272 USD/year
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Groundbreaking research, cutting-edge technology, award-winning faculty – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a rewarding environment to pursue higher education and topical research. 

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Overview

About the Astronomy and Astrophysics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

All members of the Division carry out active research programs that garner widespread international recognition. Doctoral students can participate in a variety of research projects, which frequently incorporate observations with the world’s largest ground-based telescopes, orbiting observatories, and other astronomical facilities.

Our PhD recipients go on to highly productive careers in academia, government, industry and business. Many have obtained prestigious postdoctoral fellowships from entities such as the National Research Council, Hubble, NSF, Caltech Millikan, and Princeton Russell. UCLA faculty have access to numerous observational facilities, including the 10-m telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, and the Division has strong bonds with Physics, and with Earth, Planetary and Space Science.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nature of Universe
  • Black Holes and Cosmic Catastrophes
  • Life in Universe
  • Cosmology: Our Changing Concepts of Universe
  • Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars
  • Astrophysics : Stars and Nebulae

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.
  • Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy. Applicants in closely related fields (such as mathematics or chemistry) may be admitted at the discretion of the department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32374 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32374 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17272 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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