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Astronomy Degrees

Choose an astronomy degree, and you’ll have the chance to grapple with scientific questions ranging from the origins of the universe to the nature of ‘dark energy’. Often offered alongside physics, astronomy is basically the science of the physical universe, typically focusing on objects and events outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from an astronomy degree include:

  • Technical expertise
  • Numeracy
  • Data analysis
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • General IT skills
  • General research skills
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Professional communication, spoken and written