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Physics with Astronomy University of Liverpool Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BSc (Hons) Physics with Astronomy is taught jointly by world-leading academics from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. The three-year Physics and Astronomy degree gives students a wide appreciation of the varied astronomical phenomena in the physical Universe.

From the formation, evolution and deaths of stars – involving planetary systems, nucleosynthesis and supernovae – through structure of galaxies to the evolution of the Universe itself, the degree structure introduces the physics involved in the cosmos. At the end of Year Two, the week-long field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife introduces students to professional observatories. The three-year Physics and Astronomy degree will equip students with skills relevant for jobs in a wide range of careers, from education, research, finance and the city to industry.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F3F5
Institution code L41
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB Including Physics and Mathematics .

For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications considered alongside A levels. Please contact the University for further information.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of Physics and Mathematics.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Extended Project A Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ, including Physics and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points 33 including 6 in Higher Level Physics and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including Physics and Mathematics at H2 or above.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Including Physics and Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Accepted including two A levels at AB (including Physics and Mathematics)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

If this is your first degree and you are a Home or EU student applying for entry in 2020, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income (including EU students). For students applying for 2020 entry (subject to Parliamentary Approval) Tuition fees for 2020 entry are £9,250. Exceptions to the £9,250 fee: Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140. • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.

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