BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 - 4 years
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Our Physics with Astrophysics degree has been developed to equip students with the reasoning and analytical skills to tackle problems with no known answers. Astrophysics provides training in space science, Earth observation, and physics of extreme conditions, and this degree aims to develop student's abilities to think on their feet and to think outside the box. The programme is designed to equip graduates with the skills needed to work in the space industry, skills that are also highly transferable to many other sectors.
The programme includes a combination of compulsory and optional modules covering all components of core physics, as specified by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). The course offers the opportunity to study fundamental and applied physics with astrophysics alongside rigorous mathematics and computational training. Teaching is informed by research, with the chance for students to work on real-world research projects alongside our academic staff.
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
Scholarships and Funding
Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
How You Study
The Physics with Astrophysics programme combines theory with practical laboratory work and substantial research training. Throughout the course, there are extensive opportunities for students to hone practical skills in preparation for a career in a variety of sectors.
The programme includes a combination of compulsory and optional modules covering all components of core physics, as specified by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP), along with substantial mathematics and computational training.
In addition, the School of Mathematics and Physics runs a tutor system which for first-year students provides one-hour weekly tutor sessions in small groups.
The course is taught through a variety of modes including lectures, problem-solving classes, laboratories, computer-based classes, and workshops.
- Calculus (Core)
- Computer Algebra and Technical Computing (Core)
- Electricity, Magnetism, Thermal and Quantum Physics (Core)
- Geometrical Optics, Waves and Mechanics (Core)
- Introduction to Modern Astronomy (Core)
- Laboratory 1 (Core)
- Linear Algebra (Core)
- Professional Skills and Group Study (Core)
- Differential Equations (Core)
- Electrodynamics (Core)
- Group Project (Core)
- Industrial and Financial Mathematics (Core)
- Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics (Core)
- Scientific Computing (Core)
- Statistical and Quantum Physics I (Core)
- The Solar System and Exoplanets (Core)
- Physics Year in Industry (Option)†
- Advanced Topics of Physics and Physics Seminar (Core)
- Astrophysics Project (Core)
- Cosmology and General Relativity (Core)
- Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy (Core)
- Numerical Methods (Core)
- Stars and Stellar Evolution (Core)
- Fluid Dynamics (Option)†
- Methods of Mathematical Physics (Option)†
- Physics Pedagogy (Option)†
- Statistical and Quantum Physics II (Option)†
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How You Are Assessed
The course is assessed through a variety of means, including coursework, examinations, written reports, and oral presentations.
Program Tuition Fee
A Physics with Astrophysics degree is designed to equip graduates with the skills needed to work in the space industry. Physics with Astrophysics graduates are also well placed for careers in research and development, process control, finance, software development and regulatory roles in organisations around the world. Some may go on to perform roles in education or further study at postgraduate level. Additionally, transferable skills related to communication, problem-solving, and decision-making, which students are expected to develop throughout their studies, are valuable in many spheres of employment.
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