Course Overview - Astrophysics

**1st in the UK for Citations in Physical Sciences (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023)**

**7th in the UK for our research environment in Physics in REF 2021 (Times Higher Education)**

**About the course**

If you want to apply your physics skills to understanding the universe, this is the course for you. You’ll learn from experts working at the forefront of astrophysics, from exploring dark energy to starburst galaxies.
You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including a rooftop optical, radio, and muon tele...

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Course Information

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4 Years

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Course Address
Sussex House
Undergraduate Admissions

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Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2

Entry Requirements

A level



A-levels must include Mathematics and Physics. You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Higher



Highers must include Mathematics and Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Higher Levels must include Mathematics, with a grade of 6 and Higher level Physics. For entry, either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level will be accepted.

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

Extended Project

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at

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Fees and funding

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £25,000

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