University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Professional Placement

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Course summary

Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. At Kent you will you will learn from academics making the discoveries that shape our world and play a part in this research yourself. Upon graduation you will have acquired the practical experience, scientific knowledge and transferable skills to pursue a career in a range of fields including aeronautics, space, finance and manufacturing. Choose Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics at Kent because:

  • our new curriculum is based on research and the demands of industry, ensuring your course is innovative and up-to-date.
  • you receive extensive practical training in our industry standard laboratories as well as the opportunity to complete an exciting research project which teaches you a range of transferable skills
  • you will have access to our fantastic Beacon Observatory, which has recently been refurbished to include a brand new robotic telescope.
  • your lecturers are active researchers and innovative teachers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment
  • We have a strong focus on your future career and how to get you there and ensure that you see how the science you learn in the lab can be applied to the real world as well as gaining valuable transferable skills.
You spend a year completing a professional placement in the UK or abroad, putting into practice the skills you’ve learnt and gaining further valuable experience of real-world applications of astronomy, space science and astrophysics. Many placements pay a salary and you’ll gain relevant experience which will benefit you in your final-year studies and when applying for jobs after graduation. This degree programme introduces you to a range of introductory modules such as astronomy and special relativity, computing skills, mathematics and mechanics, before progressing to more specialist topics including the multiwavelength universe and exoplanets, spacecraft design and operations, quantum physics and stars, galaxies and cosmology.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F593
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • 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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Professional Placement at University of Kent - UCAS