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BSc (Hons)

Physics with Astrophysics

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

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.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Physics and Astronomy)
  • 5th
    in the UK for teaching quality
    Times Good University Guide (Physics and astronomy)
  • You’ll explore concepts spanning basic theory to discoveries at the forefront of the field, giving you the knowledge, skills and confidence to be a part of future advances and innovations.
  • 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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Stargazing at Alston observatory
Stargazing at Alston observatory
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Discover the amazing recreation of the sun

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.


In Year 3 you can choose between studying one of the following compulsory modules: Physics/Astronomy Project or UAS Teaching Placement. You can also choose between: Formation, Structure & Evolution of Stars or Cosmology & Galaxies.

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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Future careers

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.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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The lecturers across the board are helpful, approachable, and supportive. They consistently provide feedback and resources, and lectures are always delivered clearly in a way that’s easy to understand.
BSc Physics student Stephen Storey
Stephen Storey
BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics
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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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