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Study for a Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology degree to deepen your understanding of the fundamental laws of physics and apply what you learn to the structure and behaviour of some of the largest and smallest elements of existence.

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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 Hampshire Astronomical Group facilities 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.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Electricity And Magnetism
  • Computational Physics 
  • Laboratory and Field Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Space Science and Applications of Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Waves and Optics
  • Computational Physics
  • Industrial Placement – Physics
  • Modern Foreign Language (IWLP)
  • Mechanics And Dynamics
  • Practical Laboratory and Field Physics
  • Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from A level Mathematics, Physics, or Electronics.

Funding

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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