Astrophysics degree without maths?Watch
Hi guys, anyone know of any astrophysics courses that do not require maths at A level?
If you have already completed your A-levels and they were in non-related subjects (e.g. History, Geography and Politics) you could apply for a foundation year designed for students without the appropriate A-levels which esstenially covers A-level Maths&Physics. However, to gain entry you will need both a good GCSE maths and physics/science grades, and a strong personal statement explaining why you have now choosen to do astrophysics.
The reason maths is so important is because astro/physics is essentially applied maths in context to the physical world.
If I may ask, what is it that draws you towards astrophysics? Any job in particular you want within the field ("astrophysicist" is not a job per se)?
This is my current situation. I am in my first year of A-Levels and did apply to do maths and physics at a-level, however I struggled with maths, having only got a 5 at gcse. Although i got an 8 in gcse physics, i couldn’t stay on the physics or the maths course. my current a levels are now history, sociology and politics, which i do not want to continue at uni. i am extremely passionate about astrophysics and i know i have the determination to pull me through any obstacles in my way. my drive to learn about astronomy is more powerful than ever before, now because i am faced with the worry that i may not be able to. i am hoping to be accepted to aberystwyth university, to do a foundation year on top of my astrophysics degree. this isn’t just an interest for me, it’s a real dream. my dream career. i don’t know what else i would rather study, and cam guarantee that any other field i go into, will not interest me as much as astrophysics. how likely do you think it is that i would be accepted onto the course? i did separate sciences at gcse but besides my own research and learning, that is the only appropriate education i have in physics. I am worried about the maths, but i know that i will push myself to learn because of how badly i want to secede in astronomy. any help? thank you
Hope you're doing well and staying safe during these times. Good luck with university!