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|Course type:||Dual Honours, Major.|
|Entry requirements:||Read more about entry requirements|
|Typical offer:||BBB or ABC|
|Tuition fees:||Read more about tuition fees|
|Duration and mode of study:||3 years, Full time|
|Location of study:||Keele University campus|
|Subject Area:||Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Natural Sciences|
Astrophysics was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016
Learn to formulate and tackle problems in astrophysics – from below the level of the atomic nucleus to astronomical scales.
Astrophysics is active wherever the laws of physics are being tested to the limit – and beyond. Keele will help you to use astronomical observations, mathematical models and computer simulation to develop theories explaining some of the most complex phenomena. You’ll develop your mathematics and computing skills, and apply them to solving a range of problems in the laboratory and beyond (you’ll have access to Keele’s own on-site observatory). We operate an open-door policy which enables you to have excellent and flexible access to staff to seek advice or feedback on their work. This course is enriched by our research interests and international collaborative research programmes. Take this course as a dual honours or a major route and your degree will be accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Physics/Astrophysics at Keele was ranked #1 in 2016 for student satisfaction amongst UK Physics and Astronomy courses, achieving the highest rankings specifically for the ability and accessibility of staff, the quality of feedback on student work and the course organisation.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF)
Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:Module Catalogue
Skills and Careers
What will this mean for my future?
An Astrophysics degree from Keele will prepare you for many different careers, which need not be directly related to astrophysics. You could take up all sorts of roles in industry, management, and public services, including teaching, health and finance. Many employers recognise that the versatility and flexibility of astrophysics means that graduates possess a wide range of very valuable skills, from independent and critical thinking to the solving of sophisticated problems.
Codes and Combinations
Codes and Combinations
Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).
can be combined with:
Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)
On the Astrophysics Programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.
No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from their destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination they are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if you study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.
This subject is accredited by: The Institute of Physics (IOP). Please note the following:
Graduates with accredited BSc degrees are eligible for Associate Membership of the IOP. After a period of relevant post-degree experience and professional development they may apply for full membership of the IOP and for Chartered Physicist status.