University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physics with Astrophysics with a Professional Placement

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Course summary

If you are fascinated by the ‘how and why’ of the material world, as well as underlying physical concepts of the stars and galaxies, which make up the Universe, a degree in Physics with Astrophysics is for you. At Kent you learn from academics making the discoveries that shape our world and play a part in this research yourself. We equip you with the skills to prepare you for a range of career pathways from the growing space industry to finance, manufacturing and technology. Completing a year working in industry gives you the chance you gain invaluable workplace experience and apply your academic skills in a practical context. This degree is fully accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and Kent is part of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet) - which offers a competitive programme of summer internships, career focused events, advice and a wider physics community. Reasons to study Physics with Astrophysics at Kent

  • Study a wide range of modules and build your degree around your interests.
  • 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 applied optics.
  • You’ll have access to our teaching and research facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories, high performance computers and protein mass spectrometers.
  • 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.
  • Build the connections that matter thanks to our links with optical laboratories, local health authorities, aerospace/defence industries and software and engineering companies.
  • 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.
  • Our dedicated foundation year makes our course accessible to those without a science background.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F351
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Physics with Astrophysics with a Professional Placement at University of Kent - UCAS