What will I learn?

This course is designed for students wishing to obtain a solid grounding in physics but who also want to study astronomy. Astrophysics principally involves the application of the laws of physics to distant regions in which the physical conditions can only be inferred from the emission of electromagnetic radiation. During the course you can learn about the Sun and the Solar System, the Stars and the Galaxy, distant galaxies and quasars and the beginning of the universe in the Big Bang. You learn how to apply basic physics in situations that are often extreme compared to those available on earth.It is possible to transfer to the 3-year BSc course at the beginning of your third year.

Which department am I in?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

University Recruitment And Adm,

Oxford Road,


M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grades AAB including Mathematics and Physics. We accept all subjects as the third A level.Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.Typical Contextual Offer: Grades ABB

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