University of Hertfordshire

Astrophysics University of Hertfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Astrophysics is the study of the physical processes that shape the structure and evolution of the universe. It seeks to provide answers to fundamental questions about the origin and life cycles of stars, planets and galaxies as well as the universe itself. Our broad and vibrant research programme feeds into the curriculum you study as an undergraduate. Direct involvement in these fascinating areas is possible in a substantial final year project. This degree provides you with a highly regarded professional qualification that is particularly appropriate for graduates wishing to embark on PhD research. It also provides an excellent basis for employment in a wide field of disciplines including the financial sector and high technology areas where expertise in the analysis, interpretation and modelling of data is important. You will make extensive use of our superbly equipped observatory - one of the best astronomical teaching observatories in the country. You also take modules in thermal physics, nuclear physics and mathematics, which will deepen your understanding of objects in the universe and how they behave. There is strong emphasis on the techniques and instrumentation used in academic institutions and observatories and in industry. This means that your broad theoretical and observational knowledge is backed by the personal and professional skills essential to your future career.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points C in maths, C in physics
A level BBC C in maths, C in physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Applied science AND A level Maths grade C


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,950 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield
AL10 9AB


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