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Study our fascinating solar system, exploring topics including dark matter and black holes on the Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) course

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.

Choosing Physics with Astrophysics at Northumbria can open up your career possibilities. 

Physicists are problem solvers, future shapers, and at Northumbria we empower our Physics students to think creatively about how to tackle the challenges we put in front of them. 

The 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.  

 

How does this BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics degree prepare me for work?

A Physics with Astrophysics BSc from Northumbria is highly valued by employers and cuts across disciplines, giving you a vital edge in a competitive job market. Throughout your time here, you will learn from world-leading experts and develop transferable skills including problem solving, data analysis, computer programming and communication.
You will also learn practical skills such as laboratory skills, software knowledge, and research techniques, which will be especially useful for your success as a physicist.
Northumbria has recently invested more than one million pounds into Physics facilities and learning environments, further enhancing our reputation for innovation and excellence.

Why choose Northumbria to study BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics?

Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria is ranked Top 40 in the UK by the Complete University Guide for 2024.

Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide, 2024).

95% of students studying Physics at Northumbria were satisifed with the teaching and assessment on their course, meaning we ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University League Table, 2024).

100% of students studying Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria believed their course was intellectually stimulating and felt free to express their ideas, opinions, and beliefs (NSS, 2024).

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist. 

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Study our fascinating solar system, exploring topics including dark matter and black holes on the Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) course

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.

Choosing Physics with Astrophysics at Northumbria can open up your career possibilities. 

Physicists are problem solvers, future shapers, and at Northumbria we empower our Physics students to think creatively about how to tackle the challenges we put in front of them. 

The 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.  

 

How does this BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics degree prepare me for work?

A Physics with Astrophysics BSc from Northumbria is highly valued by employers and cuts across disciplines, giving you a vital edge in a competitive job market. Throughout your time here, you will learn from world-leading experts and develop transferable skills including problem solving, data analysis, computer programming and communication.
You will also learn practical skills such as laboratory skills, software knowledge, and research techniques, which will be especially useful for your success as a physicist.
Northumbria has recently invested more than one million pounds into Physics facilities and learning environments, further enhancing our reputation for innovation and excellence.

Why choose Northumbria to study BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics?

Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria is ranked Top 40 in the UK by the Complete University Guide for 2024.

Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide, 2024).

95% of students studying Physics at Northumbria were satisifed with the teaching and assessment on their course, meaning we ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University League Table, 2024).

100% of students studying Physics & Astronomy at Northumbria believed their course was intellectually stimulating and felt free to express their ideas, opinions, and beliefs (NSS, 2024).

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist. 

IOP

Course Information

UCAS Code
F3F5

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2024 or September 2025

Fees
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Student Profiles / Physics with Astrophysics

Hear what it is really like to study Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) from our current students.

Being on the physics course has been an enjoyable experience, mainly due to the friendly staff who are always able to help and offer advice.

NESST / North East Space Skills and Technology Centre

Our current and future projects work towards establishing the North East as a world-renowned hub for agile, dynamic, cutting-edge space research and development.

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Find out what our Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering students and staff are taking part in and achieving.

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This course is eligible for a scholarship

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Department / Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Our Department includes the subject areas of Maths, Physics, Astrophysics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Find out more about the department below.

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physics with Astrophysics. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2024/25

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T 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 by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

Applicants will need Grade B in A-level Mathematics and Physics, or recognised equivalents.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an 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 in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Entry Requirements 2025/26

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T 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 by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

Applicants will need Grade B in A-level Mathematics and Physics, or recognised equivalents.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an 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 in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Fees and Funding 2024/25 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £19,750

International Fee in Year 1: £19,750


Please see the main Funding Pages for 24/25 scholarship information.

 


ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2025/26 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* Government has yet to announce 25/26 tuition fee levels. As a guide, 24/25 fees were £9,250 per year. 



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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Accessibility and Student Inclusion

Northumbria University is committed to developing an inclusive, diverse and accessible campus and wider University community and are determined to ensure that opportunities we provide are open to all.

We are proud to work in partnership with AccessAble to provide Detailed Access Guides to our buildings and facilities across our City, Coach Lane and London Campuses. A Detailed Access Guide lets you know what access will be like when you visit somewhere. It looks at the route you will use getting in and what is available inside. All guides have Accessibility Symbols that give you a quick overview of what is available, and photographs to show you what to expect. The guides are produced by trained surveyors who visit our campuses annually to ensure you have trusted and accurate information.

You can use Northumbria’s AccessAble Guides anytime to check the accessibility of a building or facility and to plan your routes and journeys. Search by location, building or accessibility feature to find the information you need. 

We are dedicated to helping students who may require additional support during their student journey and offer 1-1 advice and guidance appropriate to individual requirements. If you feel you may need additional support you can find out more about what we offer here where you can also contact us with any questions you may have:

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All information is accurate at the time of sharing. 

Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.

 

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