Recent observational and theoretical advances have led to significant leaps in our understanding of the universe and its constituents. These programmes are unique in the UK in the scope of material covered. They offer the opportunity for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests to study a broad range of advanced topics in modern astrophysics. You will have the opportunity to learn about these recent fascinating discoveries, while being taught by researchers in the Astronomy Unit who are leaders in their fields.
For many students who progress to the MSc from their undergraduate degree, the programme provides a useful stepping-stone to research work. Part-time students include teachers and other professionals who wish to upgrade their qualifications, or those who are studying for their own interest.