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Liverpool John Moores University

Observational Astrophysics (Distance Learning)

This programme emphasises independent student learning and each module provides students with the opportunity to explore current literature, with support from experienced tutors, all of whom are engaged in astrophysical research.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entrants should hold a degree in the physical sciences or STEM discipline (e.g. science, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc.) of classification 2.2 or higher. Professional experience, publications, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account, and the candidate may be interviewed by the Programme Leader. Industry experience. In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent. Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree in a relevant subject will be considered on their individual merits in relation to the programme. All applicants must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person such as their employer or line manager.

Course modules

MSc: Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

Core modules

•Astrophysical Concepts
•Astronomical Techniques
•Time-Domain Astrophysics
•Observational Astrophysics Project

Optional modules

•Numerical Methods in Astrophysics
MSc: Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7
•Astrophysical Concepts
•Astrophysical Observations
•Time-domain Astrophysics
•Computational Astrophysics
•Observational Research Project

Assessment methods

Written examinations, research project and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 35 (Credit) Home/EU 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 43 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,600 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 1 Years

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