Lissy__03
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Hey all,

I'm considering studying astronomy/astrophysics/physics with astrophysics at uni. I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me any insight into what it's like?

Also on a somewhat related note - how were maths and physics A-Levels for you? I got 9s in both at GCSE, and after doing nearly all of y12 with humanities subjects I've realised this isn't for me and am looking at switching to these and redoing the year.. help ?? lol
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Most degrees with “astro” in the title are primarily physics degrees, but with some extra modules or options bolted on that are more specifically targeted to that area. In that sense your university life would be very similar to most physicists. All the core skills you need, university level maths, quantum mechanics, relativity, lab experience, project work, coding etc are the same and you have to master these before you can get to grips with cosmology and other more astro specific things.

If you got 9s in GCSE maths and physics then you are really well placed to give the A levels a really good shot, and that’s really the key step towards a good university application.
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