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Physics with Space Science BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

When we look up at the stars, it’s impossible not to wonder. This degree takes your curiosity seriously. Alongside the fundamentals of physics, you’ll study areas like space astronomy, Earth observation, rocket propulsion and human spaceflight.As a Physics with Space Science student you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and impact of modern physics and the use of mathematics, computing and experimentation to solve important real world problems, and develop specialised knowledge of space science.All our Physics students study the same core of fundamental physics and maths, based on Institute of Physics (IOP) 'core of physics' material. This includes classical mechanics, waves and fields, electromagnetism, special relativity, thermodynamics, quantum and atomic physics.By choosing the Physics with Space Science degree you will study these alongside specialist space science options and take part in research projects covering the major areas of space science research. We have one of the largest campus-based space research centres in Europe, and the space science and technology options that you will study are based on the research we do. This includes a strong involvement in the BepiColombo mission to Mercury and detector design and development for satellites like the joint US-UK-Italian ‘Swift’, a remarkable observatory designed to study the most powerful explosions in the Universe.What's the difference?Our three-year BSc degrees provide an excellent route to a very wide range of careers in industry and businessOur four-year MPhys degrees are aimed at students considering a career or further training in scientific researchTransfer between BSc and MPhys degrees is possible during your first and second years (subject to meeting the required end-of-year mark). It is also possible to transfer between different Physics degrees as long as you have taken the required number of options. Staff in the School will be available to offer help and advice.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,515per year

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 50 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    135 60%

    38th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    17th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.48 90%

    2nd

    5

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