Postgraduate taught

Studying with us offers you the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the way the Universe works, as well as providing you with advanced and specialist skills and enhancing your career prospects.

A student using our equipment in a laboratory.
Modern and well-equipped laboratories allow students to gain experience with experimental methods and equipment.
  • 99% of our research rated as internationally excellent or world-leading

We have highly active research groups in a wide range of areas and have an international reputation for the quality of our research. 99% of our submitted research for REF 2014 was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading. 63% was deemed ‘outstanding’ for its impact in terms of its reach and significance.

Our staff are actively involved in major international collaborations, including the SPIRE instrument consortium for the Herschel satellite. The gravitational physics research group is an active member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which recently made the headlines for its discovery of gravitational waves.

The outstanding record of our research activities compliments the teaching on our postgraduate programmes, as our students have the opportunity to learn from academic staff truly at the forefront of their respective fields. Our track record of teaching excellence and is also supported by a range of world-class laboratory facilities.

Simon Shelford

Staff members are very eager to get involved and help where needed. I have found this to be a very enjoyable year and I am very glad that I chose to study this MSc.

Simon Shelford, MSc Astrophysics

MSc programmes

Our MSc students have access to a dedicated suite of facilities within the School.

We offer five research-led MSc programmes in Physics and Astrophysics which are designed to meet the growing demand for advanced study in these areas and reflect our research expertise.

CourseQualificationMode
AstrophysicsMScFull-time
PhysicsMScFull-time
Compound Semiconductor PhysicsMScFull-time
Data Intensive AstrophysicsMScFull-time
Data Intensive PhysicsMScFull-time