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Course summary

From the discovery of extrasolar planets, to the study of gravitational wave events and the evolution of the universe, you'll deepen your curiosity and develop a solid foundation of astrophysical knowledge on our 4 year integrated masters programme, gaining the advanced research, problem solving, and communication skills required to pursue PhD study or employment in a wide variety of industrial sectors. Why choose this course?

  • 13th in England for Physics (Guardian University Guide, 2022)
  • Benefit from a strong research focus, independent working and substantial open-ended projects
  • Develop practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Practical classes in Keele Observatory
At Keele, Astrophysics students obtain a strong grounding in astrophysics and physics, problem-solving skills, numeracy, literacy, data analysis and computing, preparing them for careers in diverse areas including academia, industrial research, data analysis, finance, technology and medical technology, IT, telecommunications, electronics, space science and energy sectors. Our four-year integrated masters programme aims to provide a thorough education in the core areas of astrophysics and physics - as defined by the Institute of Physics (IoP) - and to extend and apply this subject knowledge to more advanced topics, informed by the research interests of staff, together with providing a theoretical and practical understanding of the analytical, experimental and computational techniques that are of particular importance to graduates. Compared to the BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics degree, the MSci Astrophysics concentrates more on developing the students’ knowledge of astrophysics, their research and analysis skills, research independence, and the communication of astrophysics using a variety of methods. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Astrophysics at Keele University - UCAS