Astrophysics Collaborative Degree ― F521: Astrophysics 4-year MPhys

Year 1 and 2 structure

All Liverpool Physics and Astrophysics degrees share a common first two years, please refer to the F3F5 programme

Recent Research Project Examples

Progenitors of extragalactic novae with the Hubble Space Telescope
Milky Way gas-dynamical simulations for the Gaia mission

Astrometry constraints on black hole – black hole binary systems
Near-Earth asteroid follow-up with the Liverpool Telescope


Year 3 academic content

Stellar Physics
Physics of Galaxies
Observational Astrophysics
Quantum Mechanics
Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics
Relativity and Cosmology

Astrophysics Field Trip
Stellar Atmospheres
Planetary Physics
Surface Physics
Materials Physics
Accelerators and Radioisotopes
Physics of Life
(see prospectus for full listing)


Year 4 academic content

Extended Research Project
The Interstellar Medium
Computational Astrophysics
Astrophysics Communication

Stellar Populations
Stellar Dynamics
Physics of the Radiative Universe
Research Skills
Classical Mechanics
Advanced Electromagnetism
Adavnced Quantum Physics
Advanced Nuclear Physics
Advanced Particle Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Chaos Theory
(see prospectus for full listing)


2016 Minimum Entry Requirements

A-levels: AAB including both Maths and Physics
International Baccalaureate: 35 points with 6 in higher level Maths and Physics
BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD with acceptable Maths and Physics content
Access to Higher Education: Not accepted, please see F3F5
Other qualifications or combinations: Please contact for information