Queen Mary University of London

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Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, United Kingdom

Physics with Astrophysics

The Physics with Astrophysics programme offers a flexible curriculum that includes a fundamental background in physics, an opportunity to study a range of topics and includes a special focus on astrophysics. Physics is essential to our understanding of how the Universe works: from the behaviour of fundamental particles to the movement of the stars and planets. Theory and experiment are vital to developing answers to questions about the universe and the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space and time. Research within the School covers the full spectrum of scales, including particle physics; nanoscience for creating new materials and small structures, stars, extrasolar planets, galaxies and the large scale behaviour of the Universe as a whole. The Physics with Astrophysics programme builds on a strong foundation of core physics and mathematical methods modules towards an introduction to topical areas of astrophysical research. Physics with Astrophysics single honours can be taken as a three year BSc or four year MSci qualification. In the first and second years, the programmes cover topics extending from classical mechanics to quantum physics and special relativity, which are fundamental to our understanding of how the Universe works. The second and third years offer a choice of electives including advanced mathematical techniques, particle physics, stars, planetary systems, galaxies and cosmology. MSci students may access advanced inter-collegiate courses in their fourth year, including Solar System Dynamics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Disks and Advanced Cosmology. In their final year, students will have the opportunity to undertake research projects with faculty from the Astronomy Unit in topics at the forefront of astrophysics.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250