The MPhys Astrophysics degree covers core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe. The course is designed to give a thorough education in theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics and an understanding of observational astronomy. Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year programme is designed for those wishing to study astrophysics in greater depth than the three year BSc allows. The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving. You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: •The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups •The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery •A large research project in your final year •Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities •An emphasis on independent learning The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).