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About this courseThis MSc in Astrophysics is delivered by world-leading researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and is designed to facilitate further postgraduate and PhD study.Access the two metre research-class robotic Liverpool telescope - designed and built by LJMU expertsLearn from academics who are world-leading researchersCarry out original research in a wide range of areasGain a qualification which facilitates continued study at PhD levelAn ideal choice if you prefer the
About this course
This MSc in Astrophysics is delivered by world-leading researchers at Liverpool John Moores University and is designed to facilitate further postgraduate and PhD study.
Access the two metre research-class robotic Liverpool telescope - designed and built by LJMU experts
Learn from academics who are world-leading researchers
Carry out original research in a wide range of areas
Gain a qualification which facilitates continued study at PhD level
An ideal choice if you prefer the flexibility of studying remotely and gaining a Masters qualification by distance learning. Each module provides the opportunity to explore current literature, with support from experienced tutors, all of whom are engaged in cutting-edge astrophysical research.
Many of the research topics are observational studies, which can be supported by access to the Liverpool Telescope, a two metre aperture research-quality robotic telescope, sited on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
The robotic nature of the telescope means that you do not travel to the telescope, but interact with it via a computer interface, giving unrivalled flexibility for studying rapidly changing objects in the night sky. This course is an excellent way to specialise and further your academic career in the exciting and dynamic astrophysics field.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
Most of the taught modules on this programme are assessed with a written examination.
Other assignments, designed to support your learning and check progression during the course of the module, may include: quizzes, short essays and critiques of scientific papers.
The research project and dissertation are examined by both a written report and an oral presentation/interview. In most cases the oral interviews will be done via video link, though you may opt to come to Liverpool to do this in person.
Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries.
A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties:
Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Education, Health and Community
Engineering and Technology
Liverpool Business School
The International Study Centre gives international and EU students a direct route onto postgraduate degrees on completion of their pre-masters programmes.
Where you'll study
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street