This is for you if you are interested in the study of the Solar System, space astronomy, Earth observation and human spaceflight, together with associated technology such as rocket propulsion and spacecraft instrument design. We are a top 5 Physics department (2017 Guardian League Table) and our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP).
Our course is very flexible: you can mix and match modules from different specialities (pure and applied physics, astrophysics, and space science and technology) to suit your interests and career aspirations as they develop throughout your time at university. For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the 'view course details' link towards the top of this page.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, lab sessions, seminars, workshop classes and project work. Training in scientific computation and programming is built into each degree.
Assessment includes exams and course work (such as workshop and seminar problem classes). Lab work is primarily assessed in real time and project work is assessed through written reports and oral presentations.
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