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Physics with Space Science (MPhys)

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Master of Physics
Typical offer
AAA-AABView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
F3FX

About this course

Fuel your fascination for space and the technologies used to investigate it. On this course 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 space science 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 253.2 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.