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Physics with Astronomy (with Professional Placement) BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc Physics with Astronomy has an emphasis on astronomy and observational techniques and is ideal for those interested in fundamental questions about our Universe.Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year course offers a professional placement year in industry, commerce, government or another placement provider. This valuable experience will give you the opportunity to engage in real-world work environments, using your knowledge to full effect.The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors that require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.In your first two years, you will study a core component of physics and astrophysics modules, delivered to you through a range of teaching methods. In your final year you can study advanced astrophysics and astronomy topics in detail, with additional optional modules. You will also undertake an astrophysics research project.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 featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•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•The opportunity to follow a professional placement year in industry

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per 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 : 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 has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

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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