BSc (Hons)

Physics With Astrophysics

4 years
September 2024

Our Physics with Astrophysics Foundation Entry degree course keeps your options open in this fascinating area of study. You’ll cover everything from quantum physics to the formation of the universe.

Why study with us

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    in the UK for academic support
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  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
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  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
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  • 5th
    in the UK for teaching quality
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  • You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and the stars and galaxies that make up the universe.
  • In addition, you’ll become highly proficient at problem-solving and solving challenges through creative thinking.
  • You’ll improve your mathematical skills, backed up by practical laboratory experience.
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What you’ll do

  • During your BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics course, you’ll make real astronomical observations using our Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK.
  • Course staff are members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute. Many hold PhDs and are renowned active researchers.
  • During your course you’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem classes, laboratory work, observatory experiments, individual project work and group work.


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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  • 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.

Future careers

Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics graduates are amongst the most employable in the world, particularly in technical and business sectors, where analytical and mathematical skills are at a premium.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 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.


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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