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.
Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.
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