Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Astrophysics and Data Science

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Course summary

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele. From same-day deliveries to self-driving cars, today's global society is powered by AI and big data. This programme will give you a deeper understanding and the practical skills for a career with a significant impact in the modern world; as Astrophysicists seek to understand the universe, from its smallest constituents to the largest possible scales. Our Data Science graduates are trained from first principles in Computer Science and Mathematics. The two disciplines are blended seamlessly throughout your degree. You will study fundamental mathematical and statistical techniques alongside modern software development methods. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning immediately using real-world datasets in our cutting-edge computing laboratories. You will undertake significant development projects, including a final year data science dissertation led by academics with current research specialities in artificial intelligence, big data and statistical modelling. You'll explore a wide variety of advanced technical topics which may include cloud computing, as well as academic research, industry-focused professional skills and practical problem-solving ensure you are fully equipped for an exciting and intellectually stimulating journey as a Data Scientist. In Astrophysics, you will learn to formulate and tackle problems – from below the level of the atomic nucleus to astronomical scales. Astrophysics is active wherever the laws of physics are being tested to the limit – and beyond. Keele will help you to use astronomical observations, mathematical models and computer simulation to develop theories explaining some of the most complex phenomena. You’ll develop your mathematics and computing skills, and apply them to solving a range of problems in the laboratory and beyond (you’ll have access to Keele’s own on-site observatory). We are committed to supporting you throughout your studies, giving you regular access to staff to gain feedback or advice.

Course details

Modules

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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

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


Unistats information

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73%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £17900 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Keele University
Keele
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Additional information

From Monday 6 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 18 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 15 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 16 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 17 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 18 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)


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Astrophysics and Data Science at Keele University - UCAS