Physics with Astrophysics

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Physics with Astrophysics at Hull encourages you to delve into the physics of the universe, exploring planets from our solar system to distant galaxies as you study with world-leading experts. Our innovative approach to active hands-on learning with state-of-the-art facilities - such as our new suite of telescopes - leads to greater student engagement, helping our physics courses top the 2015 National Student Survey with 100% student satisfaction. We also topped the Guardian University Guide 2016 when it comes to ‘Added Value’, which compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications, scoring a maximum 10 out of 10. Our graduates are in high demand across a variety of industries, with many establishing successful careers in some of the world’s best-known laboratories and research facilities.

You will be provided with the theoretical and practical tools to reveal and understand the underlying laws that govern the universe, from the smallest scale of sub-atomic particles to the grand scale of cosmology. Students will have the opportunity to study with staff whose research expertise includes cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, observational astronomy and solar physics. The University's new Milne Centre for Astrophysics is a focus for major national and international research collaborations. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and has been designed to have a cutting edge curriculum. The four year integrated Masters degree is designed for students wishing to develop advanced research and development skills, and fully satisfies the educational requirements of the Chartered Physicist (CPhys) professional qualification.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

A Physics with Astrophysics degree from Hull is attractive to scientific and high-tech employers. Our graduates find work in industrial research and development in areas such as laser systems engineering, telecommunications, IT and computing, medical applications and with government organisations.

A large number of graduates continue their studies after graduation. Some get funded MSc places, for example in Nuclear Technology, and others undertake fully funded PhDs, leading to research positions in institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.

New Unistats survey results show that Physics graduate employment level at Hull is 72% with an above average starting salary of £25k.

Our graduates have found work in the UK and overseas with major companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Rolls Royce and Atkins Engineering. Graduates are also in high demand in laboratories at Jodrell Bank, National Physical Laboratory or National Nuclear Laboratory. There are opportunities in medical physics within the NHS, with some graduates entering NHS graduate schemes, and also in education as teachers.

Our courses are designed so that employability is at the heart of the curriculum. You will learn valuable communication and presentation skills that have helped our graduates find careers in areas as diverse as oil prospecting, defence, risk management and the Stock Exchange.

You will have access to lifelong careers guidance. The University of Hull’s commitment to employability does not end when you graduate. If you need guidance on your career path, or get to the point when you would like a career change, help and support is always available.