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Astrophysics degrees abroad

Astrophysics is an area of study that uses the laws and principles of physics to explain the existence and behavior of astronomical objects and bodies.

As an astrophysics student, you’ll learn about the physical nature and processes of stars, nebulae, planets, galaxies, black holes, asteroids, and moons. You’ll develop a sound understanding of physics and mathematics, and use your knowledge to explore the evolution and composition of our universe.

Studying abroad is a hugely enriching experience. Not only will you have the chance to stargaze in different parts of the world, network with international experts, and access state-of-the-art observatories, but you’ll also make lifelong friends and memories.

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Astrophysics program structure

You can study astrophysics at a range of educational levels. It usually takes between three and five years to complete a BSc in astrophysics, depending on your university and country of study.

The length of your undergraduate program will also be determined by whether you complete an additional 12-month placement during your studies. Placements are an excellent way of gaining industry experience and boosting your employability.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll find that most bachelor’s programs require four years of study. This is because you’ll take general education classes in your first two years, before focusing on your astrophysics major in the second half of your degree.

Once you’ve gained your BSc, you can enroll in a master’s program. An MSc can take one or two years of study, depending on whether you learn on a full or part-time basis.

If you want to continue your studies, some institutions run research-based PhD programs in astrophysics. A PhD is the highest formal qualification available and usually takes between five and six years to finish.

You’ll probably be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, observatory experiments, and laboratory work. Some universities will also arrange visits to various observatories so you can learn more about how the universe works.

Most astrophysics students are assessed through a combination of exams, written assignments, presentations, practical laboratory work, and astronomical observations.

The content covered in astrophysics programs varies slightly from university to university because lecturers will have different interests and expertise. However, most courses around the world will address these fundamental topics:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Thermal and quantum physics
  • Physics of nebulae and stars
  • Cosmology and galaxies
  • Observational astrophysics

Astrophysics study abroad programs

Astrophysics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in astrophysics

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    Astronomy & Astrophysics (Daytona Beach Campus) - BSc Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,324 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,324 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
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    Astrophysics - BSc University of Calgary, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,809 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,849 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Astrophysics - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,665 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Astrophysics - BSc/BSc (Hons) Western University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,717 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,633 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Physics: Astrophysics - BSc (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,540 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,195 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Astrophysics graduate programs

Master's in astrophysics

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    Astrophysics & Relativity - MSc (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,858 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Astrophysics and Astronomy (Tempe Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,280 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,234 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Future astrophysics careers

As an astrophysics graduate, you’ll be armed with an array of mathematical, problem-solving, technical, and analytical skills. These transferable capabilities will make you an attractive candidate across many sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, teaching, research, business, energy, and, of course, space industries.

Here’s a list of some of the most popular career paths for astrophysics graduates:

  • Astrophysicist
  • Research scientist
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Observatory manager
  • Professor
  • Science writer/ journalist

If figuring out what you want to do after university is proving difficult, arrange an appointment with your university’s career service. They can help with arranging internships, identifying your strengths, and making sense of your ambitions.