Astrophysics BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Astrophysics BSc (Hons)

Our students often say their enthusiasm to study Physics stems from a wanting to learn about the Higgs particle, dark matter, nanotechnology or just a wide-ranging curiosity about how things really work. Whatever your reasons, our Physics department aims to inform and excite you in the study of Physics, the most fundamental of the sciences.

On our three-year Astrophysics BSc, you’ll come to understand new concepts and paradigms, developing the deep conceptual framework that will allow an advanced understanding and appreciation of nature. You’ll develop core Physics concept...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

23/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

F511

Institution Code

R72

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2

Entry Requirements

A level

A,A,A

A,A,B

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subjects: Mathematics and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels being taken

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Including Maths and Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12

Including Distinction in all Maths and Physics units. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,6,6 at Higher Level including 6 in Maths at Higher Level and 5 in Physics at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including Maths and Physics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

Plus A-level grades AA Maths and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels taken.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Plus A-level grades AA Maths and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels taken.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

A,A,B

Including Maths and Physics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Plus A-level grades AA Maths and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels taken..

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