Our distinctive MPhys Physics with Astronomy will build upon the MPhys Physics programme and give you a more advanced understanding of high-energy astronomy and the study of compact objects.
Key areas of study include:
- physics of the solar system
- stellar evolution
You will cover topics such as solar flares, white dwarfs, black holes and quasars.
In the second year, our top students have the opportunity to visit Tenerife for an intensive period of astronomical observation at the Izana Observatory.
In your final year, you will study specialist topics at an advanced level and to acquire key generic and research scientific skills. You will also get involved with cutting-edge research projects, which often involve working with the latest results from international observatories.
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
Our MPhys Physics programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics
Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
99 per cent of Physics and Astronomy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course (National Student Survey 2017)
We rank third for overall satisfaction in Physics and Astronomy out of all UK Higher Education Institutes (NSS 2017)
We are 11th in the UK and top 100 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018)
100 per cent of our Physics and Astronomy research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2014)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics
Our degrees open the door to a range of jobs – our graduates go into careers in areas as diverse as broadcasting, business, teaching, research and medical physics