Astrophysics at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Astrophysics (Taught)

Course summary

Taught topics reflect our world-leading strengths in theoretical, observational and instrumentational research and include Cosmology, Advanced General Relativity and Gravitational Waves, Instrumentation for Astronomy and Techniques in Astrophysics. Our MSc in Astrophysics is a full-time degree course which aims to provide specialist training and an edge in a highly competitive recruitment market to students who wish to work in the field of astrophysics. On the course, we will cover theoretical, observational and instrumental areas in astrophysics and other scientific disciplines. We encourage you to develop a critical awareness of current research problems and new insights at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics. We will also discuss the working context of the modern astrophysicist, including the safety, ethical, and research environments. On completing the course students should be able to pursue a career in academic research, physical science industrial practice, research and development, or in other highly-skilled numerate careers. Distinctive features

  • Tailor the course to your interests with our broad range of optional modules.
  • Benefit from our School-based facilities including laboratories and computing facilities.
  • Research-led MSc programme, with taught components delivered by experts in their field.
  • You will be part of the School’s postgraduate community and will have the support of a personal tutor.
  • The high level analytical and numeracy skills that are the basis of this course will open up opportunities in a wide range of professions.

Entry requirements

Typically, you will need to have either: a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as physics, mathematics, engineering, a related physical science, astrophysics, astronomy or an equivalent international degree. a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification. or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference. This should be signed, dated and less than six months old at the time you submit your application. For further information regarding entry requirements, please visit the course page on our website:

Fees and funding

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Astrophysics at Cardiff University - UCAS