Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

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Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      English

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    An MPhys in Astrophysics from the University of Kent can see you into a career in either research, academia or one of a range of pioneering, cutting edge industries. You’ll study a range of compulsory modules during your first 3 years, as well as selecting from a small list of optional modules in year 4.

    By the time you graduate, you’ll have mastered some of the most advanced technologies being used today, and will perhaps have contributed to the fund of cutting edge research that makes Kent University so well respected in this field.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 4 years if taken at full time

    Year 1 Modules:

    • Electricity and Light
    • Introduction to Astronomy and Special Relativity
    • Laboratory and Computing Skills for Physicists
    • Mathematics I
    • Mathematics II
    • Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics and Matter

    Year 2 Modules:

    • Atomic Physics
    • Electromagnetism and Optics
    • Mathematical Techniques for Physical Sciences
    • Medical Physics
    • Physics Laboratory
    • Quantum Physics
    • The Multiwavelength Universe and Exoplanets

    Year 3 Modules:

    • Analytical Mechanics
    • Image Processing
    • Physical Science Research Investigation
    • Physics Problem Solving
    • Relativity Optics and Maxwell’s Equations
    • Solid State Physics
    • Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
    • Thermal and Statistical Physics

    Alternatively, you may apply to spend your third year studying with a partner university in the United States, taking a similar but probably not identical curriculum.

    Year 4 Modules:

    • Cosmology and Interstellar Medium
    • Magnetism and Superconductivity
    • Particle and Quantum Physics
    • Rocketry and Human Spaceflight
    • Physics Research Project

    The research project is the pinnacle of this degree program, and it will be very extensive.

    You’ll also select two of the following 3 optional modules in year 4. At least one should inform your research project, and define your future specialty.

    • Magnetism and Superconductivity
    • Particle and Quantum Physics
    • Rocketry and Human Spaceflight

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Kent’s more advanced programs all use a range of learning methods to make sure you develop top of the line subject-related skills. These include lecture and seminar classes, practical and laboratory exercises and close collaboration with industry. This also ensures that you develop the widest possible range of transferrable skills.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduates of Kent’s MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics have an enviable 88% employment rate (including those students who went on to doctorate or other higher education programs) within 6 months of completing the program. Graduates are typically snapped up by recruiters in the media, teaching, software design, computing, finance, technical management or R&D fields.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This MPhys program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels at ABB or higher, including Mathematics and Physics but not ‘Use of Mathematics’. A range of equivalent qualifications are also accepted.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by a good IELTS score or with one of several equivalent exams. See the specific requirements here.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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