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This MSc gives you not just a broad grounding in astrophysical concepts, but also practical skills in observational astronomy, data analysis and digital simulations

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Masters degrees

Whether you’re continuing from undergraduate study, returning to education or changing direction, a Masters degree at Leeds will help you take the next step and enhance your employability.

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Discover how you can take your knowledge to the next level with a Masters degree.

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You'll have access to industry-recognised equipment and software throughout your degree.

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Our research expertise means we deliver teaching that’s informed by the latest discoveries.

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Why study at Leeds?

Funding support: If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. Explore our scholarships directory to find out how we can help you to fund your degree. 

Develop research skills: Put your learning into practice by completing a major research project as part of your degree, making your own contribution to knowledge. You’ll have access to our specialist facilities, including state-of-the-art research laboratories.

Career prospects: A Masters degree from Leeds can help you to stand out in a competitive job market. Our courses will help you to develop your professional skills and advance in your chosen career. Discover more about how we support your career development.

Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work, and will benefit from accessing our specialist facilities.

Equality and inclusion: Our strong commitment to equality and inclusion is shown through both our Silver Athena SWAN and Juno Practitioner statuses. Project Juno recognises that we, as a department, have taken action to address gender equality in physics and encourage better practice for all staff.

Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll also have access to wellbeing and support services throughout your degree.

Exploring Leeds

Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.

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One of the best ways to find out what it’s like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.

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"The atmosphere at the University of Leeds encourages you to be proactive, which implies limitless possibilities for any student. You can achieve anything you set your mind to.”

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"I chose the University of Leeds because you can study a huge range of optional modules."

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"I attribute my own success at postgraduate level in no small part to my willingness to ask questions, and of my tutor’s willingness to answer them.”

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