University of York

University of York


The programme is aimed at those with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics. This is a part-time, postgraduate-level programme delivered wholly online in a fully-supported learning environment. We hold an optional two-day Residential Weekend at York each year.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to hold a Bachelor�s Degree in a related subject area. CLL will also favourably consider any student previously awarded a BA/BSc in any subject, and with evidence of recent HE level study. Previous maths skills, to A-Level or equivalent standard, are essential.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to astronomy; stellar physics; the solar system, infrared and radio astronomy; high energy astronomy; the foundations of cosmology.

Assessment methods

It is anticipated that assessments will comprise a balance of short and long critical essays, conference style posters and maths-based open book problems.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning (with some attendance) £ 2,660 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning (with some attendance) £ 2,660 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Learning Enhancement Manager
Telephone number: 
01904 32 8474