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Astrophysics and Geology 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

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Investigate our Universe and discover the Earth’s captivating history to predict and protect its future on our Astrophysics and Geology BSc. You will gain a wide selection of transferable skills to enable you to pursue a huge variety of careers or to continue your studies at postgraduate level.**Why choose this course?**- Our 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork- Professional accreditation pathways are available - Access to Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories (CSL) - Study abroad and work placement opportunitiesAstrophysics and Geology at Keele enables you to study two interesting and engaging subjects and to develop a breadth of skills and knowledge so you are ready for your future career. In astrophysics you will apply physics to understanding how the universe works and possibly explore questions like 'Is there an Earth-like planet around another star?' 'Is there a black hole at the centre of every galaxy?' And 'Why is the expansion of the Universe accelerating?' Geology is the science that investigates how the Earth was formed, how life arose and evolved, why the Earth looks like it does today, what resources it contains and how we can find them. It draws on knowledge from many different aspects of science such as chemistry, biology, and physics as well as other subjects such as geography and environmental science. Modern society is based on the work of geologists in the hunt for natural resources for energy and materials for contemporary living. Geologists are likely to be in high demand for years to come due to the continuous evolution of modern societies.There is a strong emphasis on fieldwork and applied problem-solving laboratory classes to prepare you for your final year research project. You will also gain work relevant experiences through a dedicated employability module. Studying on this course will provide you with the opportunity to align your Astrophysics and Geology BSc to your career aspirations and interests by choosing from a variety of optional modules in your final year.**About Keele**Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : BBC

To include A level Physics or Maths at grade B or above. If A level Maths is presented without A level Physics please contact Admissions.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

The university’s beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the largest in England – but you’ll find all the most important services and facilities on your doorstep.
With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to its global community.
Dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses to help you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 30 5

    35th out of 49 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    2nd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    12th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    111 48%

    46th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    28th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    38th

    23

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