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MSc Astrophysics

Programme code:MSC-ASTROUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Rob Purdy Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Physics and Astronomy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

This programme will allow students to broaden and deepen their knowledge in areas of Astrophysics at the forefront of research in the discipline, to attain a masters qualification that prepares them for further research in academia.

As well as a broad grounding in astrophysical concepts, this programme provides practical skills in observational astronomy, data analysis and digital simulations.

At Leeds we are world renowned experts in star and planet formation research, using both theory and observations to try and understand the origins of stars and Earth-like planets. On this programme, students will be exposed to research in this area and will gain experience in using data from the world’s leading observatories.

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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

PHAS5000MResearch Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS5050MCurrent Research Topics in Physics15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS5100MWinds, Bubbles and Explosions15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5110MExoplanetary systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5120MGeneral Relativity15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5130MCosmology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5140MStar and Planet Formation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5150MResearch Skills in Astrophysics30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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Last updated: 15/04/2024 11:36:31


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