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Physics with Space Science (MPhys)

Master of Physics
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4 years
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About this course

Fuel your fascination for space and the technologies used to investigate it. On this MPhys Physics with Space Science degree you’ll explore a wide range of subjects, from the essentials of astronomy through to satellite design and space weather. You’ll also benefit from the latest research.

With the global space market set to almost double by 2030, your skills will be in high demand. This degree will also prepare you for further study at PhD level.

You’ll examine phenomena that can only be monitored from space, such as geomagnetic storms and solar wind, and combine your physics knowledge with space engineering principles to learn about spacecraft design.

A Tenerife study trip is another high point. Working as part of an international and interdisciplinary team, you’ll design a space-based telescope and its instrumentation, and plan its launch.

Throughout your degree you’ll study the core physics subjects of the Masters degree course, but with an emphasis on space science.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics and offers an academic scholarship scheme worth up to £20,000, plus an unconditional offer based on a competitive exam taken at applicant visit days.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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