Physics with Astronomy (with Professional Placement) at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Physics with Astronomy (with Professional Placement)

Course summary

Join a top 10 university for physics in the UK (The Guardian Best UK Universities 2024) in the vibrant, welcoming capital city of Wales. Study a Physics with Astronomy degree with a Professional Placement and you will investigate the science behind the development of the Universe – from how it began to astronomical events that we are now discovering for the first time. Your third year will be spent working as a company employee, during which you will earn a salary while gaining valuable skills and experience, helping you to stand out from the crowd. Often, our students go on to work for the same organisation after graduating. At Cardiff University, we are home to one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK and have led many new discoveries, from the detection of gravitational waves to the first images of black holes. You’ll be taught by staff whose research is leading to these discoveries, gaining both the fundamental skills in physics for a wide range of careers, and the more specific knowledge needed to become a professional astronomer or astrophysicist. In year one, you’ll take core modules to lay the foundations of your physics, mathematics and computing knowledge, while gaining the confidence to design and conduct experiments in the laboratory. As you progress through the degree, you can choose optional modules along with your core modules to further your understanding and knowledge of both physics and astronomy in fascinating areas such as:

  • the physical properties of the Earth and the observation and exploration of the planets and moons in other solar systems;
  • observational techniques in astronomy;
  • an understanding of quantum mechanics and nuclear physics;
  • the formation and evolution of stars;
  • solving unseen problems in astrophysics;
  • the Big Bang and contemporary cosmology;
  • the formation and evolution of galaxies.
As part of the observational techniques module, you’ll carry out a project using real data from the Las Cumbres Observatory, which uses a range of robotic telescopes around the world working as a single network. In the final year of your BSc, you’ll also undertake an astrophysics research project with one of our top researchers. If you’re interested in learning about astronomy but not sure if you want to commit to a degree in astrophysics, this course is for you.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Physics, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F3FN
Institution code:
C15
Campus name:
Main Site - Cardiff
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.


English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £28200 Year 1
International £28200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from the UK and Islands: Fees stated are for the 2024/25 academic year. The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of October in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland: If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national, unless you qualify for UK fee status, tuition fees for 2024/25 will be in line with the fees charged for international students. You can check whether you are eligible for UK (Home) fee status on the UKCISA website: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status#layer-6099 Students from the rest of the world (international): Fees stated are for 2024/25 entry and are fixed for the duration of the programme, excluding Medicine and Dentistry programmes. Please note that during the pre-clinical element of Medicine and Dentistry programmes the fee rate will be fixed, after which the clinical fee rate will be charged. Further details are available on the university website at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/funding-and-fees Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of October in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Physics with Astronomy (with Professional Placement) at Cardiff University - UCAS