The Astrophysics programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London.
During the first two years you will advance your mathematical ability as well as enhancing your experimental, computing and communication skills. Exploring a variety of topics at the forefront of current research including particle physics and cosmology, you will gain a greater understanding of the applications of subjects such as astrophysics and atomic and nuclear physics.
In the third year an individual project will allow you to build a useful portfolio of research techniques.
This challenging and stimulating course will equip you with the skills required for a wide variety of careers ranging from teaching and scientific research to work in the financial services sector.
Highly advanced numerical skills and the ability to solve a wide range of problems are among the most sought-after skills in today’s competitive job market. Your knowledge of physics coupled with your analytical, numerical and technical skills will make you attractive to a wide variety of employers.
In recent years our graduates have entered many different careers including scientific research and teaching, as well as gaining jobs in computing, financial services, accountancy and defence solutions.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Royal Holloway charges an annual fee for all undergraduate courses. The fee varies depending on whether you’re an UK resident, living in Europe or applying from outside the European Union.
Three scholarships, one per Faculty, awarded each academic year to new undergraduate students with Home/EU fee status. These scholarships cover the full tuition fee for three years of undergraduate study at Royal Holloway.Scholarships are assigned as tuition fee waivers equivalent to the full annual Home/ EU tuition fee and are disbursed over three years of study at Royal Holloway.
You need to complete an online Scholarship Application Form before the deadline: 8 March 2016 (5pm UK time).Before starting your application, please ensure that you have read the Application Guidelines and the eligibility criteria associated with the scholarship you are applying for.
The Student Finance and Funding Advisers, based in Support and Advisory Services, are available if you find yourself in financial difficulty. They are able to offer advice and guidance on financial matters, including how to put together a budget for your studies.They administer a number of funds including the Principal's Loan fund and Hardship Funds. They can also provide advise to assist you in locating funding opportunities from charities or organisations that are able to distribute money to students.
Royal Holloway can provide loans of up to £500 if you end up in short-term financial difficulty and to assist in cash flow problems. This may include a late student loan payment, delayed funds from parents or postponed money from abroad.It is an interest-free loan, which is repaid by an agreed date.
Please note, there is also limited funding available to Overseas students.Applications will be considered throughout the academic year while funds are still available. Priority is given to mature students, those with childcare costs, disabled students and those from a low-income background.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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