University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Astrophysics

This course gives students an understanding of the principles and methods of modern astrophysics at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in Physics or a related subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Course modules

Advanced data analysis; general relativity and gravitation (alternate years, starting 2014-15); plasma theory and diagnostics (alternate years, starting 2015-16); problem-solving workshop; pulsars and supernovae (alternate years, starting 2014-15); research skills; statistical astronomy (alternate years, starting 2015-16); extended project.; optional courses include; advanced astrophysics laboratory; advanced electromagnetic theory; applied optics; circumstellar matter (alternate years, starting 2015-16); cosmology (alternate years, starting 2014-15); dynamics, electrodynamics and relativity; exploring planetary systems (alternate years, starting 2014-15); galaxies (alternate years, starting 2015-16); gravitational wave detection; instruments for optical and radio astronomy (alternate years, starting 2014-15); statistical mechanics; stellar astrophysics (alternate years, starting 2015-16).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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