BSc Physics with Astrophysics / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
A*A*A -A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Physics Practical Assessment in the newly reformed Physics A Level.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
39 points overall, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level Subjects (to include Physics and Maths)
- Number of places/applicants
- For entry in September 2016 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 4-year MPhys course at the beginning of your third year.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases.. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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