Astrophysics (includes foundation year) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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Course info

UCAS CODE F512
This four-year Astrophysics degree at Aberystwyth University includes a foundation year and incorporates the broad disciplines of astronomy that include cosmology and galactic astronomy, the solar system, gas giants and terrestrial worlds, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and quasars amongst others, allowing you to cover a broad area of learning and enabling you to specialise later in your career.With foundations in the key areas of physics and astronomy, you will develop the essential ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
2nd / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
58th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
41st

Start date and duration

Start date
26-SEP-22
Full Time Including Foundation Year
4 Years

Astronomy

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 80 = 20% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, June 2021

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,000 per year
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£9,000 per year
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
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£16,300 per year
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£16,300 per year
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Latest Astrophysics reviews

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Rowan
28 Jan 20

Astrophysics MPhys

I've found the course material interesting, if overwhelming at times with the amount of material and assignments at...
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Anna
28 Jan 20

Astrophysics MPhys

Its going okay i think. Could be better,could be worse. Takes some time to getvused to, but i am fairly comfortable now...

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Aberystwyth University
CompUniGuide ranking
58th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.5)
Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is located on the beautiful coast of mid Wales, surrounded by breath-taking scenery of rolling hills and sea. The university, part of the local town affectionately known as “Aber”, forms a vibrant cosmopolitan cultural hub. This beautiful town offers some of the most picturesque views in Wales. Whatever your interest, there is plenty to do in Aberystwyth; with beautiful sandy beaches just a stone’s throw away, and the Cambrian Mountains on our doorstep. There’s no beauty quite like the beauty of Aberystwyth. Students love its location and social life, while it’s internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and research.

Where you'll study

Aberystwyth University

Penglais Campus Penglais Road Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DD United Kingdom Nearest train station: Aberystwyth  0.4 miles away

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