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Astrophysics and Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele. Through Keele's innovative combined honours programmes you have the opportunity to study Chemistry alongside Astrophysics. In Astrophysics, you will learn to formulate and tackle problems – from below the level of the atomic nucleus to astronomical scales. In Chemistry you’ll exlpore a solid foundation of theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years.Astrophysics is active wherever the laws of physics are being tested to the limit – and beyond. Keele will help you to use astronomical observations, mathematical models and computer simulation to develop theories explaining some of the most complex phenomena. You’ll develop your mathematics and computing skills, and apply them to solving a range of problems in the laboratory and beyond (you’ll have access to Keele’s own on-site observatory). We are committed to supporting you throughout your studies, providing you flexible access to our staff to seek advice or feedback.You will learn to use chemistry in problem solving and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively. You may also have the opportunity to tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research, as well as gain experience with scientific instruments and techniques. Chemistry teaching is likely to take place in the Central Science Laboratories and you may gain experience using industry standard equipment and instrumentation.This combined course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.If you chose to specialise in Chemistry in the final year of your course and graduate with a Chemistry with Astrophysics BSc, your degree will be accredited by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBC

To include A level Physics or Maths at grade B. If A level Maths is presented without A level Physics please contact Admissions. Plus A Level Chemistry at grade B and a pass in the Science Practical (England).

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 57 14

    44th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    110 50%

    47th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    44th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    8th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    46th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    15th

    4

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