A Physics degree with a focus on Astrophysics at York gives students an understanding of the scale and physical processes at work in the Universe. From the nuclear reactions that power our Sun to the great challenges of cosmology, students gain an appreciation of the greater cosmos with specialities in topics aligned with the department’s active research.
A University of York Physics with Astrophysics graduate has skills in physical applications, numeracy, computation, theory and observation which are highly regarded by employers. A solid grounding in general physics ensures graduates are also widely employable in general physics areas. A flagship of the programme is the Astrocampus, the department’s dedicated observatory. Students are given autonomous access to telescopes from their first weeks at University and develop key skills in the collection and analysis of data from optical, solar and radio telescopes. Research projects give students an opportunity to explore the Universe for themselves and develop skills for further physics research.
Available Undergraduate Physics with Astrophysics courses include:
- MPhys Physics with Astrophysics
- MPhys Physics with Astrophysics with a Year Abroad
- MPhys Physics with Astrophysics with a Year in Industry
For further inforamtion on choosing your course see our Studying Physics guide.
|All our programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics|
- Year in industry
- Year abroad
- Course overview
- Masterclass research placement
- Scholarships and bursaries
- Undergraduate Open Days and Visits
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Over 80 per cent of graduates are in employment or further study after six months of graduating. Read more about careers and employability.