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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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
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.|
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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)|