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
Online Only (Campus code: U)
(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)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Part-time: £950 per 20 credits module (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 128 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
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.
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BSc (Hons) Astronomy, 2016
UCLan Astronomy graduate, Stephen Mercer, has put his scientific knowledge to great use as a Physics teacher in secondary education and to further his research in this area.
This course is based in the School of Physical Sciences and Computing
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.