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Physics with Astrophysics

Northumbria University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 5 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

If your mind is stimulated by physics and maths, and you are also fascinated by the sun and our solar system and want to explore subjects such as dark matter and black holes, then choosing Physics with Astrophysics at Northumbria can give your career as a Physicist and Astrophysics edge.

For those with high career aspirations, this Integrated Masters course can give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market. It will allow you to explore your subject in greater depth, with a specialised final year that leads to a Master of Physics qualification.

The UK space sector is growing. Graduates in Physics with Astrophysics have never been more in demand, and at Northumbria you will be learning from the best, in world class learning environments with the aid of the best technology.

Research strengths of our staff include astro-particle physics and solar physics, as well as quantum devices, smart and nano materials, soft matter, chaos theory and dynamical systems. This breadth provides an opportunity to customise your degree in the final year – focusing on what matters to you most. 

If your mind is stimulated by physics and maths, and you are also fascinated by the sun and our solar system and want to explore subjects such as dark matter and black holes, then choosing Physics with Astrophysics at Northumbria can give your career as a Physicist and Astrophysics edge. For those with high career aspirations, this Integrated Masters course can give you an extra edge...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Newcastle City Campus

Full Time, 5 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
Grade B in A level Mathematics and Physics, or recognised equivalents

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Standard Entry 120 UCAS Tariff points From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
PHYSICS
94%
of students were satisfied overall
ASTRONOMY
97%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
PHYSICS
94% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
89% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
89% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
89% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
ASTRONOMY
86% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
82% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
90% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
87% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
PHYSICS
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
72% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
67% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
ASTRONOMY
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
PHYSICS
61% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
83% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
67% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
89% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
ASTRONOMY
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
91% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
66% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
86% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
PHYSICS
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
89% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
89% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
ASTRONOMY
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
91% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
85% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
PHYSICS
50% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
78% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
94% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
ASTRONOMY
58% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
79% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
81% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
PHYSICS
100% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
94% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
ASTRONOMY
95% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
PHYSICS
78% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
ASTRONOMY
79% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
97% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
PHYSICS
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
89% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
78% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
50% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
ASTRONOMY
94% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
91% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
62% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
52% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Physics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate70%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

Statistics for Astronomy

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate70%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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