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Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**We’re learning more about our universe, but there’s still much more to discover. Join us in expanding our knowledge of astrophysics on this BSc (Hons) Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology degree course.You’ll deepen your understanding of the fundamental laws of physics, and apply this knowledge to the structure and behaviour of some of the largest and smallest elements of existence.As well as gaining knowledge and skills in physics, astrophysics and cosmology, you’ll develop a combination of mathematical and computational knowledge that's sought after by employers in many industries.**On this course you’ll:**- Be taught by leading scientists from the University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG)- Explore stars, galaxies, black holes and gravitational waves- Use advanced equipment like SCIAMA, the University’s supercomputer- Access Hampshire Astronomical Group facilities at Clanfield Observatory, which are equipped with various telescopes including a 24-inch reflector- Go on visits to aerospace businesses like BAE Systems and Airbus Defence- Study at a university where physics research was ranked in the top 10 nationally for quality of research outputs in the latest Government-backed REF (Research Excellence Framework)**Work experience and career planning**To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary opportunities that will complement your studies.You may be able to do a placement through the South East Physics Network (SEPnet) Bursary Scheme. This 8-week placement includes a £2000 bursary.**Placement year**After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.Previous students have completed placements at destinations including:- M-Solv UK- Culham Science Centre- Tesla Engineering LtdWe’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service will help you find a job or identify further study and academic research opportunities.Previous students on this course have gone on to further study, research and employment in areas such as:- PhD and Master's study in cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy and theoretical physics- the space systems and aerospace industry- education- medical physics- finance- data analysisAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,600per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    103 45%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    39th

    2

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