Are you inspired by the wonders and vastness of the Universe? Do you want to investigate the possibilities of life elsewhere within it? At Kent, you get involved with real space missions from ESA and NASA, and you can work on Hubble Telescope data and images from giant telescopes or work with our own Beacon Observatory. Completing a professional placement year gives you the chance to gain invaluable workplace experience and apply your academic skills in a practical context. You will focus on the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and astronomy, and have the opportunity for deeper exploration in an area of your choice, such as stars, galaxies and the Universe. Reasons to study Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics at Kent
- Study a wide range of modules and build your degree around your interests including spacecraft design and operation, and nuclear and particle physics.
- Our lecturers are both innovative teachers and active researchers working at the cutting-edge of research across a range of fields including quantum materials and space science.
- You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and research facilities including the Beacon Observatory, which provides a fully-automised system with both optical and radio telescope capability.
- You can get involved with real space missions from ESA and NASA, and can work on Hubble Telescope data.
- Join a lively and diverse student community and get involved with our student-run Physics, Space and Amateur Rocketry societies who organise talks, practical demonstrations and social events.
- Focus on your future with expert careers advice and the opportunity to complete a professional placement.
- Benefit from our membership of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet), which offers a competitive programme of summer internships, career-focused events, advice and a wider physics community.
- Build the connections that matter thanks to our links with optical laboratories, local health authorities, aerospace/defence industries and software and engineering companies.
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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