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BSc (Hons)Physics with Astronomy

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A degree in Physics with Astronomy gives students a wide appreciation of the varied astronomical phenomena in the physical Universe. From the formation, evolution and deaths of stars – involving planetary systems, nucleosynthesis and supernovae – through structure of galaxies to the evolution of the Universe itself, the degree structure introduces the Physics involved in the cosmos. At the end of the second year the week-long field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife introduces students to professional observatories. Offered in conjunction with the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University, the three-year Physics and Astronomy degree will equip students with skills relevant for jobs in a wide range of careers, from education, finance and the city to industry.

Core physics topics include: Newtonian Dynamics, Wave Phenomena, The Material Universe, Working with Physics, Practical Physics and Maths for Physics, Electromagnetism, Condensed Matter, Quantum and Atomic Physics and Nuclear and Particle Physics. There are modules on Astronomy Fundamentals, Astronomical Techniques, Stellar Astrophysics, Galaxies and Cosmology.

The two-metre Aperture Liverpool Telescope sited in the Canaries, which is the largest robotically controlled telescope in the world, will provide you with unique access to observations from a major research facility when you undertake a research project your final year.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

The first year starts with a one-week project to familiarise you with the staff and other students. There will be two Maths modules in each of the first two years; these are designed to provide the Mathematical skills required by Physics students.

Programme Year Two

In year two you will broaden your understanding of Physics and Astronomy, with modules designed to ensure you have mastered the full range of Physics concepts.

Programme Year Three

The third year comprises a mix of core modules and many optional modules in Physics. You will undertake a research project with a member of staff.

Career opportunities

Physicists are trained to solve a wide range of problems. That’s why graduates have gone on to explore careers in such diverse areas such as Telecommunications; Microelectronics; Nuclear Power and Instrumentation; Cryogenics; Astronomy; Geophysics Medical Physics; Materials Science; Computing; Teaching; Business; Finance and Management. Physics graduates are currently among those earning the highest starting salaries in the UK, according to latest figures, and our graduates enjoy excellent opportunities for careers in research, industry, computing, teaching, business and finance.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States