What will I learn?

The Integrated Masters degree in Astrophysics allows you to embark on a guided exploration of the science of the Universe, from our solar system to black holes and from extrasolar planets to galaxy clusters. Core physics, mathematics, and computational skills are developed to allow you to model these systems and to analyse complicated data sets. Students will be able to use of some of the telescopes at the University Observatory, which contains the largest operational optical telescope in the UK. The degree is a great starting point for further research in astrophysics, but also gives you competencies that are useful in a wide range of careers in physics-based industry, in analysing “big data”, and more generally in areas such as finance and management. Students can also take Astrophysics as a four-year BSc degree, and may also be interested in the BSc in Physics, the Integrated Masters in Physics, or the Physics and Astronomy Gateway programme.

Which department am I in?

Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,100.00 (US$ 34,547) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

5 September 2022


Main Site

16 St Katharine's West,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AX, Scotland

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