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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Astrophysics degree covers core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe. The course is designed to give a thorough education in theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics and an understanding of observational astronomy.In your first two years, you will study a core component of physics and astrophysics modules, delivered to you by a range of teaching methods. In your third year you will study advanced astrophysics and astronomy topics in detail, with additional optional modules. You will also undertake an astrophysics research project.The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.Distinctive features•The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups•The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery•Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities•An emphasis on independent learning

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

AAB-ABB for applicants taking A Level Maths and Physics. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*BB with A* in A Level Maths.This offer excludes general studies and critical thinkingA pass in the science practical is normally required

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    29th

    7

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