Physics with Astronomy

University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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You will be taught by our team of experts in the fields of physics and astronomy, whose wide-ranging research interests inspire a fascinating range of modules from which you will choose. Furthermore, your studies will be enhanced further by access to the very best facilities; including laboratories dedicated to each physics year group giving you experience in using the innovative apparatus with which each is equipped. In astronomy, you will use our optical and radio telescopes, as well as analysing data collected from the Hubble Space Telescope or other world-leading observatory to which our astronomy research group has access.

Course details

Modules

Your first year will introduce you to the fundamental elements of physics, as well as an introduction to astronomy and cutting edge-research provided by the Frontiers in Physics module. Your second year will build upon this core knowledge base, with modules covering topics such as the quantum world and the structure of stars. In your final year, you will undertake an astronomy project, alongside a wide range of optional modules.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF3F5
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - A*AA Including Mathematics, Physics and one other academic subject at A level, or equivalent, excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Contact the school directly – considered on an individual basis.
Access to HE Diploma Contact the school directly – considered on an individual basis.
Scottish Higher AAAAB This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Maths and Physics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades A*A in Maths and Physics in any order. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points including 6,6,6 in Higher level subjects to include both Physics and Mathematics.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
Extended Project Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, M1 Including D2 and D3 in Maths and Physics in any order.

European Baccalaureate - An overall average of 85% including 8.5 in Mathematics (syllabus 5) and 8 in Physics (plus 6 in English). GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £23760* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD


Clearing contact details

Clearing and Adjustment

0115 951 5559

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Please visit our website at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing to access our online Clearing forms. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website from Thursday 13 August 2020 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing for more information.


Course contact details

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 5559

Physics with Astronomy at University of Nottingham - UCAS