The BSc Physics with Astronomy has an emphasis on astronomy and observational techniques and is ideal for those interested in fundamental questions about our Universe.
Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year course offers a professional placement year in industry, commerce, government or another placement provider. This valuable experience will give you the opportunity to engage in real-world work environments, using your knowledge to full effect.
The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors that require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.
In your first two years, you will study a core component of physics and astrophysics modules, delivered to you through a range of teaching methods. In your final year you can study advanced astrophysics and astronomy topics in detail, with additional optional modules. You will also undertake an astrophysics research project.
You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen's Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.
The distinctive features of the course include:
•The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK's largest Astronomy research groups
•The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
•Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School's laboratory facilities
•An emphasis on independent learning
•The opportunity to follow a professional placement year in industry
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