48 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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During the MPhys Astrophysics programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) can provide the answer – with the skills, methods and knowledge to investigate the physics of our universe.

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The MPhys Astrophysics programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers the opportunity to explore the very fabric of our universe. You’ll develop skills in various scientific methods, while learning how physics applies to stellar objects and systems.

With us, you’ll work in a state-of-the art learning environment for practical analysis, interpretation and modelling of astronomical data, developing a sophisticated practical and theoretical knowledge base. You’ll also get the chance to spend a year abroad, whether studying at a partner institution or working with an approved research project. We collaborate with some of the world’s leaders in the field, including NASA and the Southern African Large Telescope.

Future Opportunities

Our MPhys (Hons) Astrophysics degree course provides the analytical and mathematical skills which are prized across a range of industries, as well as a strong foundation for a career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Astrophysics 2
  • Electromagnetism and Waves
  • Year2 Laboratory
  • Thermal and Quantum Physics
  • Ordinary Differential Equations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS: 128 points at A2 including grade A/B in Physics and Maths (Use of Maths not accepted)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Only considered with Maths and Physics A2 Level with one at B and one at A
  • Pass Access Course: 128 points including 15 Level 3 credits at D in Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 128 points from Higher Level subjects including Higher Level 5/6 Maths and Physics
  • IELTS: grade 6 with no component lower than 5.5
  • GCSEs: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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