“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”

- Stephen Hawking

Picture yourself a few years from now – a graduate from the Astrophysics Research Institute. You'll have experienced a thought provoking, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable course. With your imagination fired up and your horizons broadened, you'll have the skills and knowledge to pursue a rewarding career whether you decide to go into scientific research, industry, education, computing or business.

What can I gain from studying astrophysics at LJMU?

  • You’ll be studying one of the most challenging and fundamental of sciences in one of the best astrophysics departments in the UK
  • You'll be learning from passionate, world-leading academics within specialist facilities, including a number of professional observatories
  • When you graduate you’ll be eligible to join the Institute of Physics to gain Chartered Physicist status

But if you need more reasons, consider the fact that our graduates are highly regarded by employers. Employers appreciate the dedication and hard work that a physics degree entails. And they find the range of transferable skills you’ll acquire during the course particularly attractive. A good degree in physics is well-respected, but a degree from one of the best astrophysics departments in the UK will take you further.

"The course provides an excellent insight into the many different areas within physics and I have gained considerably more confidence in key skills such as presentation, analytical, numeric and computing skills. Staff have been extremely helpful throughout the course which is a real asset."

Joanne Bibby, Physics with Astronomy graduate

How we'll help you achieve your dream career

We will ensure our courses are professionally relevant

Practical learning is a key part of your course

We will maintain our accreditations by professional bodies

We will create and maintain connections to the scientific community

You will have access to careers support

"I enjoyed the field trip to Tenerife as we gained hands on experience in a professional observatory and studied a variety of objects which inspired me to continue onto PhD level study and into an astrophysics career."

Rebekah Hounsell -
studied at ARI now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute