University of Hertfordshire

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Astrophysics

University of Hertfordshire

Faculty:School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Astrophysics
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $25,075

Annual fee is £14750. Cost is converted to Canadian dollars and may vary with exchange rate.

Careers:Astronomers

Description:

On our Astrophysics BSc (Hons) degree you will study the cosmos in all its wonder, gaining a detailed physical understanding of how the Universe works. We put a lot of emphasis on understanding the physical and mathematical principles behind astrophysical phenomena. You will also gain considerable hand-on experience of astronomical observations at our dedicated teaching observatory, beginning your studies there only a few weeks after commencing your degree with us. During your second and third years you will specialise in more advanced Astrophysical topics, including the physics of the solar system and extrasolar planets, cosmology, and star formation and stellar evolution. We also offer a range of options in your final year, including learning how to plan space missions in Space Dynamics and the flight dynamics of rockets in Rocket Performance and Propulsion. You will also carry out a final year investigative project in a cutting-edge area of Astrophysics research. You will be closely supervised and guided by one of our experienced researchers in the Centre for Astrophysics Research. Previous projects have included mapping the Orion Nebula with our telescopes at Bayfordbury, studying planetary systems with the Herschel Space Observatory, and modeling high energy jets from galactic nuclei.

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   Mathematics  or   Physics  or   English 

  • Atlantic provinces (NB, NL, NS, PE) Grade 12: 60% average on 5 grade 12 courses, including English and mathematics

  • Ontario Grade 12: 60% average on 6 grade 12 U/M courses, including grade 12 U English and mathematics

  • Quebec Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) 60% average on academic courses

  • Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Grade 12: 60% average on 5 grade 12 courses, including English and mathematics

  • British Columbia Grade 12: 60% average on 4 provincially examinable grade 12 courses, including English and mathematics

  • Northern territories (NT, NU, YT) Grade 12: 60% average on 5 grade 12 courses, including English and mathematics.


* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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