Queen Mary University of London
Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

A flexible programme, ideal for the keen astrophysicist who wants to carry on studying other areas of physics. In the first year you’ll build a solid foundation in theoretical and experimental physics. You’ll take core astrophysics modules over the second and third years, from a list including cosmology, planetary systems, stars and the physics of galaxies. You’re free to take your study of astrophysics further, but can also choose modules reflecting the School’s full range of expertise across physics and astronomy – mix and match to suit your aims and interests. You’ll be taught by active researchers in these fields, giving you unique insights into higher-level topics. You’ll develop practical skills in lab work and programming that can be applied in commerce, industry or research. In your final year, you’ll further develop your own interests through an independent research project, supervised by one of the School’s astrophysicists.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 34 graduates of Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Astrophysics.

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
34 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27500 £25000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30000 £19500 - £30500 £23000 - £39500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Astrophysics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27538 £28439 £32804
25-75 percentile range £23982 - £31543 £22409 - £35540 £26124 - £43263

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Physics with Astrophysics, Msci (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

20% Information Technology Professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Assessment depends on the nature of the work being carried out. For example, if the module involves practical work only, the assessment will be based on laboratory reports. For non-practical modules you may be assessed by weekly coursework, termly assignments and an end-of-year examination.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

To include A level Maths and Physics both at grade A. Excluded subject: General Studies Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

6,6,5 in HL subjects, to include HL Mathematics and Physics both at grade 6.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Physics with Astrophysics, Msci (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Physics with Astrophysics Msci (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #58 
    • #131 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #16 
    • #151 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #80 
    • #257 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #83 
    • #287 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #32 
    • #42 
    Physics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #16 
    • #201 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #36 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #151 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

See all university rankings of Queen Mary University of London

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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