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Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) (Q64-AST) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

In this specialist route available in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Q64), you'll develop the knowledge and skills you need to study outer space. You'll be able to objectively and quantitatively describe, analyse, test and explain phenomena in the Universe, using appropriate quantitative tools and observational methods.

Key features of the course

  • Includes planning and conducting astronomical observations by controlling our robotic optical telescopes at the Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife)

  • Covers topics like our solar system, planets orbiting other stars, the life cycle of stars, extreme conditions near black holes, and the evolutionary history of the Universe

  • Develops your understanding of physics concepts and processes that underpin a wide range of phenomena in the Universe

  • Develops mathematical, analytical, investigative, practical, communication and team working skills

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module, and study one 30-credit mathematics module combined with a further 30-credit module in a complementary subject. In Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. In Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a further 30-credit module in a complementary subject and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

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