What will I learn?

This is a broad and intellectually stimulating degree that includes core physics knowledge and a thorough grounding in astrophysics. You'll study the workings of the universe, from the planets of our solar system to the most distant galaxies. You'll learn how to analyse astronomical data, draw conclusions and present results. You can spend time in the astronomy laboratory and use our robotic telescope to take your own data. In your final year, you'll complete a project in an area that interests you. Each year, one or two students on this course may be selected to spend their final year working at the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma. This provides experience of a working observatory and the chance to complete an extended research project.

Which department am I in?

Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,670.00 (US$ 34,226) 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

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: US High School Diploma and Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS; Our undergraduate entry requirements for students from the USA are as follows: A High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0+; PLUS three Subject tests – these can be a combination of Advanced Placement Tests (APs) and/or SAT Subject Tests in relevant subjects. APs in relevant subjects with grades 4/5; SAT Subject Tests in relevant subject with a test score of 600/650*; *We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis; Other Qualifications - Holders of an Undergraduate Associate Degree at a two year Community College in the USA will be considered for direct admission to the first year of undergraduate programmes; International Baccalaureate - International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Applicants wishing to transfer from a regular undergraduate four year bachelors degree program in the USA will be considered for the first or second year of undergraduate degree programmes. Applicants will be required to have a high overall current GPA and high grades in relevant individual subject areas. Undergraduate applicants are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

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

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About University of Sheffield

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2021). Ranked 16th in the UK and second in the Yorkshire and Humber (SQ 2021)

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number 1 Students’ Union in the UK for four consecutive years
  • Top in Yorkshire and Humber for employed graduates

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