Physics reaches from the quark out to the largest of galaxies, and encompasses all the matter and timescales within these extremes, while Astrophysics emphasises the underlying physical concepts of the stars and galaxies, which make up the Universe. This course provides an understanding of the physical nature of bodies and processes in space, and the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomical research. Our focus is on helping you follow your passion as well as giving you the best possible start to your future. You will gain a wide range of skills that will open up career pathways in the growing space industry, finance, manufacturing and technology. This course is fully accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). Reasons to study Physics with Astrophysics at Kent
- Excellent teaching and research facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories, photonics centre and Beacon Observatory.
- Our expert lecturers are both innovative teachers and active researchers working at the cutting-edge of research across a range of fields, from quantum materials to medical imaging.
- Students meet regularly with their academic adviser to support their academic and career development.
- Learn in a variety of settings, from lectures and interactive workshops to laboratory classes, computing sessions and team projects.
- Flexible curriculum allows you to move between our courses in the earlier years, ensuring you are studying the best course for you.
- Join our student-run societies: PhySoc, SpaceSoc and Amateur Rocketry Society, who organise talks, practical demonstrations and social events.
- Build the connections that matter thanks to our links with optical laboratories, local health authorities, aerospace/defence industries and software and engineering companies.
- A dedicated foundation year makes our course accessible to those without a science background.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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