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  • 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 Astrophysics
    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
    Relativity
    (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 astro-admissions@ljmu.ac.uk for information