BSc (Hons), Sandwich With Time Abroad
, Duration: 4 Years
At Keele University, weâre different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. Weâre proud to be âUniversity of the Year for Student Experienceâ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because itâs more than green and lovely, itâs a place of research and academic excellence too.
At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Astrophysics and Physical Geography.
This course combines different approaches to studying the Universe and our Natural world and environment at a range of scales. Physical Geography and Astrophysics at Keele are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey, and offer high levels of contact time with academic staff engaged in world-leading astrophysics and geography research.
Astrophysicists seek to understand the universe, from its smallest constituents to the largest possible scales. Astrophysics students apply physics, mathematics and computational techniques to tackle problems as diverse as stellar interiors, black holes and the evolution of the universe itself. As part of a Combined Honours programme, studying Astrophysics for three years provides you with the core knowledge and skills leading to a degree that is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Combining fieldwork, practical classes, tutorials and lectures, Physical Geography provides a diverse range of specialist options. We focus particularly on research skills: you will learn to collect, analyse and interpret different types of data, and to carry out your own research using specialist software and equipment. Field courses, with zero-cost overseas options, are one highlight of the programme.
Physical Geography students acquire a wide range of transferable skills of enormous value to employers, such as specialist knowledge of Geographic Information Systems. You will develop skills such as the ability to analyse spatial data using industry standard GIS software, that are in high demand from government, environmental agencies, insurance companies and property developers. Previous graduates now hold senior positions in academic, government and industrial posts.
Employers value numerate, versatile graduates who can communicate. With a Keele Astrophysics degree you could take up roles as a research scientist, medical physicist, or enter the space, telecommunications or nuclear industries. You may instead find employment as a science writer, chartered accountant or IT consultant.
In addition many of our graduates go onto further study at Masterâs/ PhD level.
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With the largest campus in the UK, Keele University easily manages to fit everything that a student may need into a short walk away. But if do you need to go into the local towns, buses are available every 20 minutes that go all around the local areas. Because there are no large cities on your doorstep, the SU works tirelessly to put on amazing nights, including the 'Flirt' nights which are always popular. The uni is high-ranking in all the different league tables, and is one that values both education and research meaning that students are valued by well-informed professors.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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