Gain in-depth specialist knowledge of how to apply physics to understand the origins and evolution of the universe. Learn about the fundamental theoretical physics describing the intertwining of space, time, matter and energy. Topics covered include exoplanets, galaxies, cosmology, stars and stellar evolution, general relativity and high energy astrophysics. You’ll study physical systems under conditions that exceed anything we could conceivably create on Earth, such as extra solar planets or the extreme end states of stellar evolution. You’ll learn how to assemble evidence from astronomy to build theoretical models of the cosmos. You’ll graduate with sound mathematical and experimental expertise. You’ll be able to grasp new concepts and apply them to a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar challenges. The Master of Physics (MPhys) degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc students, particularly in topics at the forefront of research. You’ll study masters-level units and a major research project, preparing you for more technical roles, postgraduate study or a career in research.