BSc Physics with Astrophysics / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
A*A*A-A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
- Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades A*AA-AAA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
38-37 points overall. 7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (including Physics and Maths).
Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.
For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches only.
- Number of places/applicants
- For entry in September 2018 there were 310 places/1700 applicants.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
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.
Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook. Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=38162
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2020 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £25,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
- Department of Physics & Astronomy
- Contact name
- Val Brennan
- +44 (0)161 306 9220
- School/Faculty overview
Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality. Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .
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