Physics with Astrophysics
Do you have a passion for stars and galaxies? Want to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of all matter? Combine a focus on Astrophysics with the wider perspective of Physics with our Physics with Astrophysics degree.
This degree brings together aspects of two of our courses to offer a programme that’s full of possibilities. It covers a comprehensive range of topics, from quantum physics to the structure of the universe. As such, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and of the stars and galaxies. You'll gain mathematical skills and practical laboratory experience.
It’s a popular route if you want to keep your options open. You'll get a solid base that you can build on with further study, and have the chance to switch your focus to one of our other physics-based courses. You could even take the sandwich year option, by adding a year’s study abroad or working on a placement as part of your degree.
By the time you graduate, you should be a proven problem solver ready to take on challenges with creative thinking. You'll develop practical skills by planning experiments, and processing, analysing and interpreting data. This means you’ll be ready to pursue a range of careers.
Why study with us
- Physics and Astronomy is 2nd in the North West for research intensity (CUG, 2022). Research intensity is a measure of the amount of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.
- You’ll learn at one of the UK’s best-equipped teaching observatories, with 20+ telescopes, including one of the most powerful available.
- This course is shaped by world-leading work in astrophysics and physics. With pioneering research in nanoscience, computational and experimental physics.
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What you’ll do
- This course has the same introductory modules as our physics and astrophysics courses. Meaning, you could opt to make a change at the end of your first year.
- If you’re doing well and you’d like to focus on research, you’ll have the chance to step up into our four-year MPhys at the end of your second year.
- You can choose to take a sandwich year between your second and third year. Whether studying abroad or gaining valuable skills and experience on a work placement.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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- This course is accredited by the IOP, the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. On completion of this course graduates can progress towards Chartered Physicist (Phys) status.
What jobs can you do with a BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics degree? You'll be ready to pursue a wide range of careers. You'll get the skills and knowledge that places you among the most employable graduates in the world.
The analytical and mathematical skills you’ll develop on this course come at a premium across many industry sectors. Along with the advanced scientific knowledge the degree offers, these skills can open various career paths. This can range from government and science to finance and business. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in research institutes and laboratories. Others have become teachers, analysts and even journalists.
As part of the course, you can opt to spend a year away from campus. Whether studying abroad with one of our academic partners or working on a placement in industry. A placement provides a valuable opportunity to build on your first two years of study. Also, you'll gain the practical experience and real-world know-how that can radically improve your career prospects.
Fees and Funding
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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