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1 Year
September 2022
Distance Learning

Astrobiology is one of the newest and most dynamic scientific disciplines, and this Certificate is your chance to gain an understanding of the ongoing discoveries in the subject.


Course overview

Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

This module aims to:

  • Provide an introduction to astrobiology, including basic chemistry and biology, suitable for people with little prior knowledge of the subject.
  • Provide an understanding of scientific laws and concepts as applied to the universe and Astrobiology.
  • Provide an introduction to aspects of observational or laboratory science
  • Develop elementary problem solving skills
  • Provide the opportunity to develop skills and techniques used in astrobiology (astrophysics, biology and chemistry), which have wider application (these include data analysis, preparation of scientific reports.
  • Enhance the student’s key skills (communication, numerical skills, IT, time-management).

Module overview

Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


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Fees and funding

Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

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