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MSc in Cosmology
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Cosmology is the study of how the universe works on the grandest of scales. The subject began in its primacy in the early twenties right after the discovery of Einstein’s theory of gravity. It has since undergone a number of major upheavals due to both theoretical as well as observational problems and contradictions. The latest being the discovery that the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. This led to the inclusion of dark energy into the standard cosmological model. The studies that led to this discovery were done in 1998 but even more recently observational and theoretical work has and in being done on the inflationary epoch of the Universe. This will lead to a more complete picture of the history of the Universe and possibly on what the eventual fate will look like.


The masters will offer students the possibility to tackle some of the major problems plaguing cosmology ranging from issues in the standard picture of the early universe to how alternative theories of gravity would modify its dynamics. Primarily this is a theoretical subject however this does not mean that programming based subject are not available such as modelling large scale structure growth and so on. Depending on the project, the skill set acquired in this course has applicability in industry.

(Prospective students should get in touch with a member of the institute who can supervise their dissertation during this MSc course)

To view the program of studies click here

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Online Applications may be submitted here

For more information feel free to contact the Institute by email.

This course is a recognised qualification under the Get Qualified Scheme. Get Qualifed logo

Members of ISSA join the KiDS Consortium
Members of ISSA, in collaboration with the Department of Physics, has recently joined the KiDS Consortium
University of Malta Awarded Title: 'CUDA Research Center'
The Institute of Space Science and Astronomy (ISSA), in collaboration with the University of Malta’s Department of Physics and the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, announces that the University of Malta has been awarded the title of 'CUDA Research Center' by NVIDIA.
Last Updated: 17 August 2017

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