Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don't have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. These courses combine elements of our Physics and Astrophysics degrees and are popular routes if you want to keep options open for further study. UCLan's Physics with Astrophysics degree courses provide a comprehensive education in the subject, from quantum physics to the formation of the Universe. You will improve your mathematical skills, backed up by practical laboratory experience, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and the stars and galaxies that make up the universe. You will become highly proficient at problem solving and solving challenges by thinking creatively. These, along with the practical skills gained through planning experiments, processing, analysing, and interpreting data, are skills which are useful for any career.
The University has its own observatory, the Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK. It is used weekly by Year 1 students on all degrees, and throughout the Astrophysics degrees, and enables you to make real astronomical observations.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad, either a whole year of study with an approved international partner university, or a project within a collaborating research group, such as in Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, or with NASA in the USA.
Graduates of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics are amongst the most employable in the world and are in particularly high demand for technical and business sectors, where analytical and mathematical skills are at a premium. Graduates have found employment in industry, government research institutes, overseas laboratories and observatories, financial institutions, teaching and scientific journalism.
Year 1: Foundations of Applied Physics, Motion, Forces, and Force Fields, The Road to Quantum Mechanics, Foundation Mathematics 1, Foundation Mathematics 2, Foundation Mathematics 3, Foundation Mathematics 4
Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Physics, Introduction to Laboratory Physics (including the â€œPhysics Challengeâ€), Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Mechanics, Applied Physics and Linear Systems, Functions, Vectors, and Calculus
Year 3: Compulsory modules; Electromagnetism and Waves, Thermal and Quantum Physics, Astrophysics II, Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Ordinary Differential Equations. Optional modules; Scientific Computing, Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics
Year 4: Compulsory modules; Electrodynamics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Cosmology, Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics. Optional modules; Formation, Structure, and Evolution of Stars, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Condensed Matter (Solid State and Soft Matter), Fluid Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms, Project
Year 5: Compulsory modules; MPhys Project, Advanced Laboratory. Optional modules; Lasers and Modern Optics, Sun, Earth and Geospace, Galaxies and Quasars, Magnetism
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