Astrophysics at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Explore the key topics at the cutting edge of modern astrophysics. You’ll get training in the practical skills used by professional astrophysicists and be able to conduct your own astronomical observations. Course description This course explains the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe itself. It includes training on how to perform your own astronomical observations using our 0.5m telescope, which is located on La Palma in the Canary Islands but can be operated remotely from Sheffield. You can also take part in a subsidised field trip to La Palma and visit some of the world’s top observatories. There are a number of optional modules to choose from, covering topics to deepen your understanding of the Universe, such as particle physics, dark matter, general relativity and astrobiology. The biggest part of your degree is your research project. We can run projects on topics including galaxies, quasars, supernovae, massive stars, white and brown dwarfs, star formation, star clusters, planet formation and the evolution of the solar system. Field trip Astrophysics students can go on a subsidised field trip to the international observatory on La Palma in the Canary Islands. The island is home to a number of world-leading telescopes that our astrophysicists use, and is an ideal environment for astronomy, being both close to the equator and 2,400m above sea level. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date information.

How to apply

International applicants

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in physics (including astronomy, astrophysics, space science, providing physics is a major element of the degree). English language requirements Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Astrophysics at University of Sheffield - UCAS