This is the first and only distance-learning Astronomy degree available from a UK university and allows you to develop your fascination with astronomy and cosmology. You will develop the full range of scientific skills through experimental and observational work undertaken at a distance, library research skills and report writing. There is the opportunity to carry out group work with fellow distance learners. You can build up modules over the years and exit with intermediate awards along the way, allowing you to study for as long and to the depth appropriate to your own interests and aspirations.
Part-time: Minimum of six years, actual time depends on rate of study
N/A; Short form:
Online Only (Campus code: U)
Part-time: £1,060 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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128 points at A2 or equivalent including a pass in Science/Technology subject at AS level and GCSE grade C in Maths and English.
Mature route - Via Certificates with 120 credits of prior study.
(Level 4 - not necessarily taken in Year 1)
1. Available as a University Certificate
(Level 5 - not necessarily taken in Year 2)
(Level 6 - not necessarily taken in Year 3)
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.