MPhys Physics with Astrophysics / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
A*A*A - A*AA (to include Physics and Maths and exclude General Studies)
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
Overall score of 39 - 38 with HL grades of 7,7, 6 - 7,6, 6 (to include Physics and Maths)
- Number of places/applicants
- For entry in September 2014 there were 270 places/1200 applicants.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
This course is designed for students wishing to obtain a solid grounding in physics but who also want to study astronomy. Astrophysics principally involves the application of the laws of physics to distant regions in which the physical conditions can only be inferred from the emission of electromagnetic radiation. During the course you can learn about the Sun and the Solar System, the Stars and the Galaxy, distant galaxies and quasars and the beginning of the universe in the Big Bang. You learn how to apply basic physics in situations that are often extreme compared to those available on earth.
It is possible to transfer to the 3-year BSc course at the beginning of your third year.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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