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Physics with Astrophysics, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
This Physics with Astrophysics course from University of Bristol gives you a thorough grounding in physics with astrophysics as a key component. It is led by an internationally-renowned astrophysics research group and covers the full range of contemporary astrophysics.

About

Study areas include a broad overview of all of modern astrophysics followed by more advanced topics. These could include high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, general relativity and cosmology, and astrophysical fluids and plasmas.

This Physics with Astrophysics course from University of Bristol prepares you for a research career in astrophysics but also gives you the flexible career options that a Physics degree offers. 

Your final-year project will be with a member of the astrophysics research group. The group currently specialises in cosmology, the formation of clusters and galaxies, active galaxies, high-energy astrophysical processes, and the formation of extrasolar planets.

You will gain the skills needed for astronomical observations and analysis of data from international ground- and space-based observatories on this course, but will also have the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of transferable skills. These include problem-solving, numeracy, teamwork and the ability to communicate complicated concepts.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices. 

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Essential Maths tor Physics 
  • Mathematics
  • Core Physics : Oscillations, Waves and Fields 
  • Physics Laboratory 
  • Core Physics :Mechanics and Matter 
  • Stars and Planets 
  • Galaxies and the universe 
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: A AA including A A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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