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Birkbeck, University of London

Planetary Science with Astronomy

UCAS Code: F590

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120
50%
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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

This is a very exciting time for planetary science, with new data being returned by spacecraft from the Moon, Mars, Venus and Saturn, with forthcoming missions to Jupiter, Pluto, several asteroids and a comet, and with planets now being discovered orbiting other stars. There is also considerable scientific interest in the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe. On this course you will learn more about all of this and develop your knowledge of the solar system and its astronomical context. You can also study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over four years.

Highlights

- Our Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has been offering evening study courses for over 70 years and is ranked in the top three departments in the country.

- You will learn in an environment of active research and be taught by lecturers who are working at the forefront of their specialisms.

- Studying with us will give you access to world-class research facilities.

- We retain close links with UCL's Department of Earth Sciences, sharing expertise, facilities and events across the two institutions, including live streaming of lectures and digital lecture notes. In our joint submission with UCL, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences at Birkbeck were rated sixth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

- We are part of the joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS). The Institute hosts a NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, which contains an archive, unique in the UK, of NASA planetary science image data, and this will be used extensively for teaching and project work.

- Some modules include residential field trips to sites in Greece, Morocco, Scotland, Spain and Wales.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework and a final-year examination, generally in May or early June. The optional geology field classes do not have a final examination and are assessed solely on work performed in the field.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Earth and Planetary Sciences

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