Natural Sciences degrees



Stream Leader

Dr Ingo Waldmanningo.waldmann@ucl.ac.uk


The Astrophysics stream aims to provide a balanced coverage of the major fields, ranging from solar system and stellar topics to galaxies and cosmology. The selection of core courses is designed to provide all the necessary prerequisites to enable students to take specialist fourth year courses and conduct MSci research projects.


Students who complete this stream will understand:

  • understanding of core topics in Astrophysics and Physics, with a selection of advanced research topics
  • how to apply the knowledge of core topics to unseen problems
  • Ability to combine mathematics and verbal explanation in a coherent manner
  • Conduct astronomical observations to demonstrate physical principles
  • Write clear accounts of scientific subjects at a level appropriate to a wide range of audiences
Year 1

All Astrophysics stream students must take:

Year 2

All Astrophysics stream students must take:

and must choose 15 - 30 credits from:

Year 3

All Astrophysics stream students majoring take 45 credits and students minoring take 30 - 45 credits of the following:

and if majoring in Astrophysics stream, students must choose 15 - 30 credits from:

Year 4

All student majoring in Astrophysics must take:

Students majoring take 45 - 75 credits and students minoring take 0 - 30 credits of the following:

The Astrophysics stream combines with: