The School specialises in a wide range of research areas and postgraduate students are fully integrated into these areas.
The Physics and Astronomy programme at Cardiff University aims to offer a challenging and supportive environment, in which our students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in industry, research or academia. We have an established track record of research excellence and host world-class laboratories to support our wide range of research activities. Research in the School also involves worldwide collaborations and the use of leading-edge national and international facilities.You will be supervised by a team of experts who will support your progress and help you to achieve your potential. You will be assigned a mentor from another research group who will act as your personal tutor.
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the academic world, industry or to pursue a variety of other opportunities in which a strong background in physics, astrophysics or computing is useful and important.
- Research students take specialist academic courses and courses to develop their communication and personal skills.
- There is a full programme of seminars and the individual research groups hold regular meetings where members present new results and discuss their research in detail.
- There is an annual postgraduate conference and a research student poster competition.
- There are active collaborations with research groups overseas and regular attendance at major international conferences by staff and students.
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Astronomy Instrumentation
- Condensed Matter and Photonics
- Gravitational Physics
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 56 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United Kingdom
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- Suitable for graduates with a first or upper-second class honours degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Electronics or a related subject, depending on the research area.
- IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent.
- Funded project title
- Personal statement
- Certificates and transcripts for all post high school education to date. If you are still studying for your undergraduate degree you will probably not have any certificates or final transcripts, but you should submit any end of year interim transcripts that you have so far.
- Two academic references. Your reference letters should ideally be uploaded with your application
International21950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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