BSc Astrophysics

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  • Objectives
    * You will be part of a small and friendly department within the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics where class sizes are small enough that you know your lecturers by name;
    * We have one of the largest astronomy research groups in the UK and students conduct research projects supervised by scientists and mathematicians in the School ;
    * Students have exceptional one-year placement opportunities in the UK and abroad;
    * Our Bayfordbury Observatory is regarded as one of the finest teaching observatories in the country. The observatory site also hosts the new Science Learning Centre East of England;
    * In the National Student Survey (14th September 07) we came at the top of the national scales for overall student satisfaction in the Physics/Astronomy subject area;
  • Entry requirements
    The university requires you to have at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent) to begin an Honours Undergraduate Degree Programme or at least one for a Foundation Degree. The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS Tariff Points.
  • Academic title
    BSc Astrophysics
  • Course description
    BSc Astrophysics

    Year 1

    -Contemporary Physics (L1)
    -Introduction to Computing
    -Laboratory Physics 1
    -Mathematical Techniques 1 (L1)
    -The Physical Universe

    Year 2

    -Laboratory Physics 2
    -Mathematical Techniques 2
    -Numerical Computing
    -Optical Physics & Electromagnetism
    -Professional Skills
    -Professional Teaching Skills
    -Quantum Physics
    -Solar System Physics
    -Thermal and Condensed Matter Physics (L2)

    Year 3

    -Applied Numerical Analysis
    -Boundary Value Problems
    -Computational Physics
    -Cosmology and Large Scale Structure
    -Nonlinear Systems
    -Physics of Stars
    -Project - (Physics)
    -Quantum Computing
    -Waves and Fluids

    -Professional Placement
    -Year Abroad

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