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Physics with Astronomy

Cardiff University
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
English
September 2021

Program description

Physics with Astronomy

Our Physics with Astronomy programs explore fundamental questions about the Universe, while maintaining a focus on astronomy and observational techniques.

The MPhys Physics with Astronomy program is designed to give you a broad understanding of physics and astronomy as well as gaining a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year program goes into greater depth than the BSc course, allowing you to further develop your sophisticated knowledge of the subject.

Studying alongside internationally respected physicists whose work is providing the basis for revolutionary innovations, you will be part of an exciting and friendly environment and have access to state-of-the-art apparatus, including lasers, X-ray sources and electronics.

The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Typical A level offer

AAA-AAB to include B in Mathematics and Physics with (where applicable) a pass in the practical element of the science A level. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*AB-A*BB with A* in A Level Maths. Please note that General Studies are not accepted for entry.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for the UK and EU students: £9,000
  • Tution fees for the Students from outside the EU: £21,950

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

Studying this course will enable you to acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and based around general employability. You will:

  • Develop your experimental, analytical and investigative skills in laboratory classes
  • Learn how to design experimental equipment, electronic circuitry or computer data acquisition or data reduction algorithms
  • Use precise calculations or order-of-magnitude calculations in appropriate situations
  • Use computer packages and/or write software
  • Conduct independent research using source materials such as textbooks, scientific journals and electronic databases
  • Develop your communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Enhance your team-working skills and ability to critically appraise your own work and the work of others
  • Develop your ability to undertake independent learning and effectively manage your time

Career opportunities

We provide a range of support to help our students to find the career opportunities that suit them best, such as a Careers Adviser who is located part-time in the School, on-site careers fairs and employer visits. We also aim to prepare our students by providing them with the skills they need to succeed in obtaining jobs and feeling confident in their chosen workplace.

Employers included UK and international universities plus a range of organisations such as Rolls Royce, European Space Agency, Tata Steel, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments and Barclays.

Graduate careers

  • Research Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Science Communicator
  • Finance and Banking
  • Airline Pilot
  • Software Engineer
  • Teacher

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

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www.cardiff.ac.uk


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