This module is not available as a standalone course. You must be studying our Master of Physics (M06) and have passed all Stage 3 modules.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
This module builds on the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in Stages 2–4. Your practical and programming skills from the following modules will be particularly valuable:
The Master of Physics (M06) has two routes:
- Astrophysics and space science
If you follow the Physics route, you’ll gain the understanding for certain project topics through Quantum and statistical mechanics of matter (SM880) – planned for October 2024.
If you choose the Astrophysics and space science specialism, you’ll gain additional relevant practical and programming experience through the following modules:
Before the modules begins, we strongly recommend engaging with the Prepare or make a head start website for S841 (going live in Summer 2023). It will provide links to resources to help you improve or refresh important skills and knowledge for your research project, such as critically reviewing scientific literature. Furthermore, the site will introduce the selection of project models; we’ll encourage you to tell us your preferred model. Some project models will have a student limit due to the availability of key equipment or tutor supervisors with suitable expertise, so expressing your preference early will give you the best chance of getting your first choice.