Planit


Astronomy and Mathematics

University of Glasgow

Venues

Gilmorehill Campus

Content

Year 1: In first year you will survey the observable universe on all scales: from planets through stars and galaxies to cosmology; and gain a basic understanding of the core theoretical and observational principles of modern astronomy.

Typical courses include: Dynamical and positional astronomy: Observational astronomy; The solar system; The stars; Compact objects; Galaxies and cosmology.

You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Year 2: In second year you will study key aspects of astronomy and astrophysics in greater depth and undergo further training in the use of optical and radio telescopes.

Typical courses include: Theoretical astrophysics; Observational astrophysics; Stars and their spectra; Relativity and cosmology.

You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Years 3, 4 and 5: If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to Honours (years three and four). Astronomy can only be taken as a Joint Honours degree with either Physics, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics: it cannot be taken as a single Honours degree.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) including Maths and Physics at AB or BA or 6 Highers at AAAAAB (two sittings with a min ABBB after S5) including Maths and Physics (at the end of S5) plus Advanced Higher Maths or Physics at B.

Widening access entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths and Physics. May be considered for entry with BBBB. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

FGM1

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Science and Engineering

Department

Physics and Astronomy

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.gla.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General