Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Astrophysics and Chemistry

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Course summary

Discover more about the nature of our Universe and learn how to develop solutions to society’s global challenges, from saving habitats through to contributing towards medical advances. Our Astrophysics and Chemistry BSc will equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter a huge variety of careers or to pursue further study. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Professional accreditation pathways are available
  • Authentic assessment methods replicate the type of tasks you would likely carry out during a career in chemistry
  • Enhance your employability by choosing to spend a year gaining work experience in a chemistry-related environment
Choosing our combined honours in Astrophysics and Chemistry will help you develop skills and experience in two engaging and exciting subjects. In astrophysics you will apply physics to understanding how the universe works and you could possibly explore questions like 'Is there an Earth-like planet around another star?' 'Is there a black hole at the centre of every galaxy?' And 'Why is the expansion of the Universe accelerating?' From the technology we use to how we treat illnesses, chemistry is essential to our modern life and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in many fields from pharmaceuticals and food technology to forensics and teaching. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the underpinning theory of both subject areas with plenty of hands-on practical experience in Keele's state-of-the-art laboratories and opportunities to personalise your learning by choosing from a range of optional modules. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Course details

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/astrophysicsandcomputerscience/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
84%
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Astrophysics and Chemistry at Keele University - UCAS