• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

We’re learning more about our universe, but there’s still much more to discover. Join us in expanding our knowledge of astrophysics on this BSc (Hons) Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology degree course.

On this Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you’ll:

  • Be taught by leading scientists from the University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG)
  • Explore stars, galaxies, black holes and gravitational waves
  • Use advanced equipment like SCIAMA, the University’s supercomputer
  • Access the laboratories at Clanfield Observatory, which are equipped with various telescopes including a 24-inch reflector
  • Go on visits to aerospace businesses like BAE Systems and Airbus Defence
  • Study at a university where physics research was ranked in the top 10 nationally for quality of research outputs in the latest Government-backed REF (Research Excellence Framework)

As well as gaining knowledge and skills in physics, astrophysics and cosmology, you’ll develop a combination of mathematical and computational knowledge that's sought after by employers in many industries.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed placements at destinations including:

  • M-Solv UK
  • Culham Science Centre
  • Tesla Engineering Ltd

You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, the Careers and Employability service will help you find a job or identify further study and academic research opportunities.

Previous students on this course have gone on to further study, research and employment in areas such as:

  • PhD and Master's study in cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy and theoretical physics
  • the space systems and aerospace industry
  • education
  • medical physics
  • finance
  • data analysis

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electricity And Magnetism
  • Space Science And Applications Of Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Waves and Optics
  • Computational Physics
  • Industrial Placement – Physics
  • Modern Foreign Language (IWLP)
  • Mechanics And Dynamics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 104 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from A level Mathematics, Physics, or Electronics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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