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MSci Physics with Astrophysics (F3FM)

Course overview

MSci Physics with Astrophysics (F3FM)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: A*AA

A-level contextual offer: AAB

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Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£29,300 per year, international students

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Clifton campus

Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Physics research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning.

Our course provides a thorough grounding in physics, with astrophysics as a key component. This course is led by an internationally renowned astrophysics research group and covers a broad range of contemporary astrophysics topics alongside the same core physics subjects as our MSci Physics degree.

Study areas begin with a broad overview of modern astrophysics. This is followed by more advanced topics, which could include:

  • high-energy astrophysics
  • galaxy formation and evolution
  • general relativity and cosmology
  • astrophysical fluids and plasmas.

Your final-year project will be with a member of the astrophysics research group. Our research specialisms currently include:

  • galaxy cluster astrophysics
  • galaxy evolution
  • black holes and active galaxies
  • the formation and atmospheres of extrasolar planets.

On this course, you will gain the skills needed for astronomical observations and theoretical modelling. These may be used to analyse data from international ground- and space-based observatories.

You will also have the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of skills. These include problem-solving; numeracy; teamwork; and the ability to communicate complicated concepts.

Join our friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. You will leave this course prepared for a research career in astrophysics while also having the flexible career options that a traditional physics degree offers.

Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.

This course is accredited by the following organisations

The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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