What will I learn?

This four-year Astrophysics degree at Aberystwyth University includes a foundation year and incorporates the broad disciplines of astronomy that include cosmology and galactic astronomy, the solar system, gas giants and terrestrial worlds, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and quasars amongst others, allowing you to cover a broad area of learning and enabling you to specialise later in your career.With foundations in the key areas of physics and astronomy, you will develop the essential core and transferable skills required by employers in this discipline that includes education, business, and industry.This programme is suitable for students who have not studied mathematics or physics at A-level (or equivalent) or who are returning to study after a break. After completing the foundation year, you can continue your studies in Astrophysics, or you have the option to transfer to any of our other equivalent physics degree schemes.

Which department am I in?

Department of Physics

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,300.00 (US$ 22,435) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion,

SY23 3DD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum final GPA of 3.0-3.2 (depending on subject to be studied) Plus SAT 1100+ (minimum 550 in Maths and 550 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) or ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied); To include either of the following or combination of: Minimum of 2 SAT subjects with scores of 550+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aberystwyth University

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