Our Astrophysics programme is designed to offer a wide range of learning opportunities to enrich your academic journey and give you the skills you need for your future.
You will gain a solid understanding of fundamental physics concepts and mathematical techniques, forming the foundation needed to unlock the secrets of the cosmos.
Building on these foundations and taught by active researchers, you’ll delve deeper into the Universe, studying topics such as stellar evolution, galactic dynamics, gravitational waves and cosmology.
You will go beyond lectures, with hands-on practical experience using telescopes and detectors, and analysing real astronomical data. Your final year project allows you to conduct your own independent research in an astrophysics area, potentially using data from an observatory field trip.
Throughout the programme, you will be assessed through a range of diverse assessments – from reports and scientific posters to exams and presentations, allowing you to showcase your skills in communication, teamwork, research and more.
Our programme aims to create well-rounded astrophysicists equipped with not only the necessary scientific knowledge and skills but also the critical thinking, communication, and adaptability to thrive in the ever-evolving world of scientific exploration and discovery.
- Topics Likely To Be Covered
- Mathematical Methods
- Computational Physics,
- Classical Mechanics,
- Quantum Mechanics,
- Particle Physics,
- Astronomical Techniques
- Stellar Astrophysics,
- Galactic Dynamics,
- Special Relativity
- General Relativity
- Gravitational Waves
Studying Astrophysics will give you skills in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, critical analysis, numeracy, data analysis and computer programming, teamwork, independent working, project planning, research, time-keeping and reflective practise.
- Intended Start Date
- September 2024
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