BSc

Astroffiseg

BSc Astroffiseg Cod F512 Ymgeisio Nawr Cofrestrwch ar gyfer ein Ddiwrnod Agored Ar-lein

Ymgeisio Nawr

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod F512
  • Cynnig lefel-A nodweddiadol

    Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    4 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg

    36%

Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

This Astrophysics with Foundation Year Degree at Aberystwyth University incorporates the broad disciplines of astronomy that include cosmology and galactic astronomy, the solar system, gas giants and terrestrial worlds, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and quasars amongst others, allowing you to cover a broad area of learning and enabling you to specialise later in your career. With foundations in the key areas of physics and astronomy you will develop the essential core and transferable skills required by employers in this discipline that include education, business, and industry.

[NSS/DLHE Awards]

Adran Ffiseg: 91% boddhad myfyrwyr (ACF 2017)

Aeth 85% o’n graddedigion i swyddi ar lefel broffesiynol, 21% yn uwch na graddedigion y Gwyddorau Ffisegol yn genedlaethol. (DLHE 2017)

Trosolwg

The Aberystwyth Astrophysics degree scheme is designed for students who have a general interest in astronomy, who may not want to confine themselves to one particular area. It offers broader modules in cosmology and galactic astronomy, enabling you to keep your options open. You can then specialise later on should you develop an interest in a specific field.

Why study Astrophysics at Aberystwyth?

Our Physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IoP), a leading scientific society which engages with policymakers and the general public to advance physics education, research and application, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive jobs market.

Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making it the first university in Wales to teach the subject. Despite our heritage we continue to innovate to ensure that the degree schemes we offer enable you get the best Physics degree you possibly can.

Our lecturers are also researchers working at the cutting edge of their respective fields, so you can be confident that your learning experience will be informed by the latest specialist knowledge along with advanced instrumentation, modelling and techniques. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

The Department offers a number of modules through the medium of Welsh. Further details are available from the Department.

Ein Staff

Mae gan bob un o ddarlithwyr yr Adran Ffiseg gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD a hanes o wneud gwaith ymchwil yn eu meysydd arbenigol.

Modiwlau

Cyflogadwyedd

Career prospects

A degree in Astrophysics will prepare you for such career destinations as space scientist, physicist, scientific laboratory technician, radiation protection practitioner, and research scientist. Other career paths may include systems developer, product development scientist, technical author, or meteorologist. Further study at postgraduate level will open doors into research, lecturing and teaching.

Transferable Skills

Studying for a degree in Astrophysics will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

• research and data analysis skills
• enhanced mathematical and computational skills
• effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• a thorough grounding in information technology skills
• the ability to work independently
• time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
• the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• self-motivation and self-reliance
• team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement

Year in Employment scheme (YES)

The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES), which offers you a fantastic opportunity to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES provides a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, both personally and professionally, and can help you to stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. The University’s Career Service will help you to explore your options and secure a suitable work placement.

GO Wales

GO Wales is administered by the University’s Career Service, working with local businesses to create paid work placements of a few weeks’ duration for students. It gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV and make you more attractive to potential employers.

Addysg a Dysgu

What will I learn?

You will lay the foundations for your future study by examining the main branches of classical and modern physics, underpinned by the core mathematical disciplines of algebra and calculus. You will be introduced to computational and experimental physics, quantum theory, dynamics, and the basic principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields. You will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules to suit your own interests.

You will explore the solar interior, stars, planets and planetary atmospheres alongside thermal physics, quantum mechanics, mathematical physics and data handling and statistics.

You will investigate cosmology, galaxies, space plasmas, the solar atmosphere and the heliosphere alongside condensed matter, atoms and molecules and electromagnetism. You will also undertake a special project of your own choosing under the guidance of your personal project supervisor.

You may also choose to undertake a career planning module as part of your course, which will enhance your employability prospects and enable you to develop valuable transferable skills.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to workshops, practicals and individual and group-based project work. A strong emphasis is placed on project work which is linked to active research interests.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, presentations, multiple choice tests, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Darganfod Mwy

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Lefel A Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

Gofynion TGAU (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

Myfyrwyr Rhyngwladol

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

Ystyrir ymgeiswyr yn ôl eu rhinweddau unigol a gall y cynigion amrywio. Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch ag: ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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