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Physics with Astronomy with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**Our BSc and MPhys Physics with Astronomy courses teach you about our place in the cosmos. You’ll learn about cutting-edge theories of the origin of the Universe and life itself, and have the opportunity to carry out original research with leading scientists in the field.We’re home to fantastic astronomy facilities, including our own teaching and outreach telescopes that you’ll use to get hands-on observation experience, as well as high-performance computing and GPU clusters.Two unique aspects of both courses are:Our placement programme:- Within the BSc, the option to take a paid Professional Training placement in industry gives you invaluable hands-on experience to enhance your employability.- On our MPhys course, you’ll take a year-long, masters-level integrated research placement. This can be in one of our world-leading research groups or at one of our international partner institutions.Our focus on undergraduate research and innovation:- All undergraduates have the opportunity to apply for paid 8-10 week summer research placements in our research groups and those of our South East Physics Network partners.- We offer in-house grants that students can apply for to fund a research placement, attend a conference or develop a new business idea.**What you will study**Our Physics with Astronomy courses teach you the core elements of traditional physics – from classical mechanics and electromagnetism to quantum mechanics.You’ll then specialise in astrophysics, studying the formation and evolution of stars, planets, galaxies and the Universe as a whole. You’ll learn about the search for life beyond Earth, gravitational waves, and the nature of dark matter and dark energy.You’ll also be able to carry out a research project in one of our world-leading research groups.You can apply to study for either a BSc or an MPhys, a direct route to a masters qualification. If you study for an MPhys, you’ll spend a year doing integrated research before returning for your final masters-level modules.You may have the option to switch to a BSc or MPhys during your studies.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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22,100per year

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 50 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    140 62%

    32nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    27th

    4

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