Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) (Q64-AST) at Open University - UCAS

Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) (Q64-AST)

Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

In this specialist route available in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Q64), you'll develop the knowledge and skills you need to study outer space. You'll be able to objectively and quantitatively describe, analyse, test and explain phenomena in the Universe, using appropriate quantitative tools and observational methods. Key features of the course

  • Includes planning and conducting astronomical observations by controlling our robotic optical telescopes at the Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife)
  • Covers topics like our solar system, planets orbiting other stars, the life cycle of stars, extreme conditions near black holes, and the evolutionary history of the Universe
  • Develops your understanding of physics concepts and processes that underpin a wide range of phenomena in the Universe
  • Develops mathematical, analytical, investigative, practical, communication and team working skills
  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module, and study one 30-credit mathematics module combined with a further 30-credit module in a complementary subject. In Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. In Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a further 30-credit module in a complementary subject and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

QualificationOfferFurther information

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18576 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6192 Whole course
Scotland £6192 Whole course
Wales £6192 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) (Q64-AST) at Open University - UCAS