Physics with Astrophysics (4 years) [MPhys]

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UCAS course code: F3FA

UCAS institution code: M20

Degree awarded: MPhys

Duration: 4 years

Number of places/applicants: For entry in September 2017 there were 310 places/1700 applicants.

Typical A level offer: A*A*A-A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 37 points overall with 7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (to include Physics and Maths)

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Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 9220

How to apply: Apply through UCAS .

Course description

This course is designed for students wishing to obtain a solid grounding in physics but who also want to study astronomy. Astrophysics principally involves the application of the laws of physics to distant regions in which the physical conditions can only be inferred from the emission of electromagnetic radiation. During the course you can learn about the Sun and the Solar System, the Stars and the Galaxy, distant galaxies and quasars and the beginning of the universe in the Big Bang. You learn how to apply basic physics in situations that are often extreme compared to those available on earth.

It is possible to transfer to the 3-year BSc course at the beginning of your third year.

Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook (also known as The Blue Book). Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme:


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be announced once confirmed by the UK government. As a guide, the 2017 tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2018 entry. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.

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