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Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons)

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Gain specialist knowledge and practical experience in physics and astronomy with this accredited course. This degree programme offers some fantastic opportunities for hands-on learning. You will conduct astronomical research by gathering data from our rooftop facilities and telescopes, and analyse data using international facilities around the world and in space. You'll also gain a wide range of skills in image processing and data analysis. This will open up many career paths, from astronomical research to careers in the industrial and financial sectors.You will develop a specialist understanding of astronomy through tailored modules such as Cosmology and Extreme Astrophysics. Facilities like our black hole lab and astrophysics supercomputer will enhance your learning experience. We are proud that research undertaken within the School, by Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, was recognised with a 2003 Nobel Prize for the invention of Magnetic Resonance Imaging body scanners. This technology has already helped more than half a billion people worldwide. More recently, our use of quantum technologies to understand how the brain works is changing the way that neurological conditions are detected and treated.We share our love of physics with budding scientists worldwide through the popular Sixty Symbols YouTube channel. We encourage students to share their fascination with physics with schools and the wider community through our outreach programme. This programme can help you further develop skills such as organisation, communication and team working.- Rated 'Gold' for teaching excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)- Joint 3rd for research quality in physics in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)- Flexibility to transfer between most physics courses

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

Including Mathematics and Physics with at least one of these subjects achieving A* plus one other academic subject at A level, or equivalent, excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.

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University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 49 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    164 71%

    19th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    22nd

    18

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