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Study the theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics and gain an understanding of observational astronomy on this fascinating programme that covers core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe.

About this course

  • Research-led teaching on star formation, galaxy evolution, and observational techniques.
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups

Gain a deeper understanding of the observational astronomy and the universe using the theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics on this masters course.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year programme is designed for those wishing to study astrophysics in greater depth than the three year BSc allows.

About this course

  • Research-led teaching on star formation, galaxy evolution, and observational techniques.
  • A large research project in your final year
  • The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

The interface between Mathematics and Physics is becoming less and less clearly defined. Combine these fascinating subjects to discover more about the universe and stimulate your academic curiosity.

About this course

  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
  • An accredited route into a physics or mathematics profession
  • All the core content required for the degree to be accredited by Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
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Study the most fundamental of all scientific disciplines concerned with unlocking the secrets of the Universe and understanding the world around us.

This programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of both theoretical and experimental physics as well as gaining a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

About this course

  • Frequent opportunities for practical work in the School’s well-equipped laboratory facilities.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment.
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Study the most fundamental of all scientific disciplines on this four year programme.

This course provides an in depth education and a quest in understanding how theoretical and experimental physics can be used to describe the universe.

About this course

  • Studying alongside internationally respected physicists
  • High levels of student satisfaction with their course and their teaching (Unistats).
  • Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)

Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences, concerned with unlocking the secrets of the Universe and understanding the world around us.


This five-year programme is designed to give you an in depth understanding of both theoretical and experimental physics, whist attaining real-world, professional experience.

About this course

  • Learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups

Work alongside scientists at the forefront of astronomical research on this three year programme.

This course is ideal for those interested in the fundamental questions about our Universe.

About this course

  • Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • An emphasis on independent learning
  • Wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities

Study alongside internationally respected physicists whose work is providing the basis for revolutionary innovations.

This five year programme will give you an in depth understanding of physics and astronomy as well as a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

About this course

  • Access to state-of-the-art apparatus, including lasers, X-ray sources and electronics.
  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups
  • A large research project in your final year

This programme will provide you with an in depth knowledge of the astronomical and observational techniques used to understand and interpret the fundamental questions about our universe.

There will also be the opportunity of a salaried placement to work alongside scientists at the forefront of astronomical research.

About this course

  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups
  • Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Complete a salaried professional placement year in industry

Study the astronomical and observational techniques used to understand and interpret the fundamental questions about our universe.

You will also gain invaluable salaried work experience to prepare you for a career in this fascinating sector.

About this course

  • Opportunity to gain salaried professional work experience
  • Frequent opportunities for practical work in the School’s well-equipped laboratory facilities.
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment in a School with a strong research reputation.

Study how physics can be applied to the treatment and diagnosis of many medical conditions and diseases in this rapidly expanding and exciting field of study.

The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in physics and a broad introduction to the many specialist areas of medical physics.

About this course

  • The medical physics elements of this programme are delivered by practising medical physicists, some from other Cardiff University Schools and some from the local NHS Trust
  • Opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery

Study one of the most fascinating and fundamental scientific disciplines that aims to understand our universe.

This four-year course also offers a professional placement year in industry providing you with the opportunity to gain relevant work experience in the field, making you more employable.

About this course

  • Opportunity to follow a salaried professional placement year in industry
  • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities
  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research

Develop a sophisticated understanding of the concepts that form the basis of the physical laws of the universe, as well as the key mathematical and experimental methods we use to understand them.

You will also learn why theoretical and computational physics are so integral to making sense of the world around us

About this course

  • An emphasis on computational physics
  • Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities