What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Physics and Mathematics.
Mathematics and Physics.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers55%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Astrophysics makes demands across a broad frontier of technologies: materials science, optics and electronics. This programme teaches students to apply their knowledge of physics to astronomical observation and to the interpretation of the data and images obtained. The four-year programme offers an additional year of study on top of the Astrophysics BSc, during which students have the opportunity to specialise further by taking advanced optional courses, and undertaking a research project.
Year 1 examples: Thermal physics; practical skills 1A; waves, optics and acoustics; practical skills 1C. Year 2 examples: Practical astrophysics 2A; electricity and magnetism; quantum physics; mathematical methods III. Year 3 examples: The physics and evolution of stars; cosmology and extragalactic astronomy; interstellar physics; astronomical spectroscopy. Year 4: Astronomy project.
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How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Lectures / seminars||34%||32%||36%||24%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?