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Astronomy Bsc
Astronomy Bsc

Astronomy Bsc

  • ID:UoGC440022
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • Application Fee:£160.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£21,920.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • Application Fee:£160.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£21,920.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£137,520.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Engilsh Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5

  • no sub-test less than 6.0

  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL*: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20; Listening: 19; Speaking: 19; Writing: 23

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall: no sub-test less than 169

  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall: no sub-test less than 169

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (0500/0522): C in Reading and Writing, plus 1 in Listening, 2 in Speaking, where applicable. All four components (listening, writing, speaking, reading) must be examined and detailed on results slip

  • IGCSE: English as a Second Language (0510/0511): A in Reading and Writing, plus A in Listening, 2/B in Speaking, where applicable. All four components (listening, writing, speaking, reading) must be examined and detailed on results slip

  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.

 

Course Information

Astronomy is the study of the physical universe, from the Earth and the solar system to galaxies at the edge of the cosmos.

Studying with us offers you a fundamental understanding of the way the universe works, brings you to the forefront of technology, and provides the opportunity to work with world-leading research groups. 

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Year 1

  • ASTRONOMY 1

  • MATHEMATICS 1R or MATHEMATICS 1X

  • MATHEMATICS 1S or MATHEMATICS 1Y

You will survey the observable universe on all scales: from planets through stars and galaxies to cosmology; and gain a basic understanding of the core theoretical and observational principles of modern astronomy. Typical topics include: dynamical and positional astronomy, observational astronomy, the solar system, the stars, compact objects, and galaxies and cosmology.

Year 2

  • ASTRONOMY 2

  • MATHEMATICS 2A: MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

  • MATHEMATICS 2B: LINEAR ALGEBRA

  • MATHEMATICS 2D: TOPICS IN LINEAR ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS

You will study key aspects of astronomy and astrophysics in greater depth and undergo further training in the use of astronomical instrumentation and software. Typical topics include: theoretical astrophysics, observational astrophysics, stars and their spectra, and relativity and cosmology.

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

Year 3

  • ASTRONOMY SKILLS 1

Courses that run on odd-numbered years:

  • STELLAR STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION 

  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS 

  • GALAXIES 

  • HELIOPHYSICS AND STELLAR ATMOSPHERES

Courses that run on even-numbered years:

  • INSTRUMENTS FOR OPTICAL AND RADIO ASTRONOMY 

  • COSMOLOGY 

  • ASTRONOMICAL DATA ANALYSIS

  • EXPLORING PLANETARY SYSTEMS

Year 4

Core courses (BSc)

  • ASTRONOMY SKILLS 2

Core courses (MSci)

  • ASTRONOMY PROJECT FOR 4M STUDENTS 

Courses that run on odd-numbered years:

  • PLASMA THEORY AND DIAGNOSTICS 

  • STATISTICAL ASTRONOMY 

Courses that run on even-numbered years:

  • GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION 

  • PULSARS AND SUPERNOVAE

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Pre Courses

Pre-Sessional English Course

This depends on your starting level. For students aiming for the standard requirement of IELTS 6.5 and starting a degree programme in September we recommend

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Pathway Courses

Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering

For entry to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow. Your course length is determined mainly by your English language level (UKVI IELTS score or accepted equivalent).

All students take a set of common or similar modules to gain key skills for university. If your course is longer than 2 terms, you’ll take extra modules focusing on one or more of English language, academic skills and basic subject knowledge.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

 

The scientific knowledge and mathematical and analytical skills you acquire will equip you to work across a wide range of industries. Many of our graduates choose to continue their studies for a higher degree such as an MSc or a PhD in a specialised area of astronomy, or a related subject, before entering the job market.

ACCREDITATION

This degree programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurrance_fee: £300/year

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