Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Astrophysics and Geology

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Course summary

Investigate our Universe and discover the Earth’s captivating history to predict and protect its future on our Astrophysics and Geology BSc. You will gain a wide selection of transferable skills to enable you to pursue a huge variety of careers or to continue your studies at postgraduate level. Why choose this course?

  • Our 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • Professional accreditation pathways are available
  • Access to Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories (CSL)
  • Study abroad and work placement opportunities
Astrophysics and Geology at Keele enables you to study two interesting and engaging subjects and to develop a breadth of skills and knowledge so you are ready for your future career. In astrophysics you will apply physics to understanding how the universe works and 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?' Geology is the science that investigates how the Earth was formed, how life arose and evolved, why the Earth looks like it does today, what resources it contains and how we can find them. It draws on knowledge from many different aspects of science such as chemistry, biology, and physics as well as other subjects such as geography and environmental science. Modern society is based on the work of geologists in the hunt for natural resources for energy and materials for contemporary living. Geologists are likely to be in high demand for years to come due to the continuous evolution of modern societies. There is a strong emphasis on fieldwork and applied problem-solving laboratory classes to prepare you for your final year research project. You will also gain work relevant experiences through a dedicated employability module. Studying on this course will provide you with the opportunity to align your Astrophysics and Geology BSc to your career aspirations and interests by choosing from a variety of optional modules in your final year. 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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

The University considers transfers in to year 2, please provide details of the course and module content from your current/past Higher Education provider. When completing your UCAS application please include in your personal statement reasons for seeking a transfer and please provide a reference from this Institution.

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/astrophysicsandgeology/#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

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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 Geology at Keele University - UCAS