Natural Sciences degrees



Stream Representative

Dr Jasvir Bhamrah: jasvir.bhamrah@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 pick at least one option from:

Year 3

All Astrophysics stream students must take:

and if majoring in Astrophysics must pick one option from:

Year 4

All student majoring in Astrophysics must take:

and must pick at least three options from:

The Astrophysics stream combines with: