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University of York

Physics with Astrophysics (with a year in Industry)

UCAS Code: F3F9

Master in Physics (with Honours) - MPhys (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

including at least 18 credits in Physics and 9 credits in Maths at Level 3, awarded at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken in to consideration when you receive your results.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 at Higher Level in essential subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

plus A at A Level or equivalent in essential subjects. We accept a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

in essential subjects Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Acceptable with Scottish Advanced Highers

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

We will consider this qualification alongside A Levels in essential subjects, as equivalent to one A Level.

UCAS Tariff

112-165

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time with year in industry | 2019

Subject

Astrophysics

Physics with Astrophysics at York gives students an understanding of the scale and physical processes at work in the Universe. The MPhys Physics with Astrophysics degree programme includes a good all-round knowledge of physics, but with a special focus in both theoretical and experimental, astrophysics. Special courses allow you to pursue a broad understanding of modern astrophysics across the electromagnetic spectrum including stars, galaxies and the exotic concepts of dark matter and dark energy.Further courses allow you to specialise in contemporary research areas of the department areas such as plasmas and particle astrophysics. A research project in the final year develops independent experimental and research skills in the discipline.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,330
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of York

Department:

Physics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Astrophysics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Astronomy

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Astronomy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Not a lot of people study astronomy as a first degree, and if you want to be one of the small number of people who start work as an astronomer - often overseas - every year, you will need a doctorate — so at least a third of graduates go into further study. Astronomy graduates, however, are versatile, going into all parts of the jobs market - their good technical, data and maths skills taking them into IT and business especially. However, if you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Astrophysics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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