12 months
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27230 GBP/year
11120 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research.

Overview

The MSc in Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The programme is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research and potentially PhD programmes for students who have taken an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent cognate discipline.

The MSc in Astrophysics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The programme is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research and potentially PhD programmes for students who have taken an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent cognate discipline.

Highlights

  • Students are able and encouraged to use the University Observatory and the James Gregory Telescope, the largest working optical telescope in the UK.
  • You will also have the opportunity to take part in an observing run at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain.
  • The programme prepares students to undertake astrophysical research at PhD level.
  • Modules provide transferable skills which enhance employability in and out of academia

Careers

This degree course is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research, and potentially PhD programmes, at St Andrews or another university in the UK or abroad. The course also prepares students for careers in data science, finance, and education, amongst others. 

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Contemporary Astrophysics
  • Extragalactic Astronomy
  • General Relativity
  • Gravitational Dynamics and Accretion Physics
  • Magnetofluids and Space Plasmas

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics or a related topic. 
  • completed Astrophysics supplementary application form (Word)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27230 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11120 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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