Students develop insights into the techniques used in current astrophysics projects, and gain in-depth experience of a particular specialised research area, through project work, as a member of a research team.
The Astrophysics programme offered at the University College London (UCL) provides the professional skills necessary to play a meaningful role in industrial or academic life.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Physics & Astronomy is among the top departments in the UK for this subject area: UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings - and is currently 10th in the QS World University Rankings 2019, and 4th in the UK for Physics & Astronomy.
The department's participation in many international collaborations means we provide exceptional opportunities to work as part of an international team. Examples include our academics who work on the Dark Energy Survey - investigating the origin of the accelerating universe and the nature of dark matter; astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope; or the Cassini mission to Saturn.
Astrophysics-based careers embrace a broad range of areas, for example information technology, Large Data science (in commerce and industry), engineering, finance, research and development, medicine, nanotechnology and photonics. Employers regard a physics degree as flexible and highly desirable university training.
- Planetary Atmospheres
- Solar Physics
- High-energy Astrophysics
- Stellar Atmospheres and Stellar Winds
- Galaxy and Cluster Dynamics
- Mathematics for General Relativity
- Space Plasma and Magnetospheric Physics
- Physics MSc core modules
- Space and Climate Science MSc core modules
- Medical Physics MSc core modules
- Intercollegiate fourth year modules
- Physics and Astrophysics MSc fourth-year modules
- Plastic and Molecular (Opto)electronics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesAerospace Engineering Physics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 56 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International32100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £16,050
Living costs for London
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