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Physics with Astrophysics (BSc)

Physics with Astrophysics (BSc)

The University of Warwick

Central Campus, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    61
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000

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Astrophysics has a special flavour. With the arrival of space-based instrumentation and gravitational wave detection, some of the most exciting discoveries in their lifetime are likely to come in astrophysics. However, one can’t conduct experiments on stars or galaxies as they’re too far away and too big. One needs to understand the fundamental physics – mechanics, quantum theory, relativity, thermodynamics – and trying to work out what they imply for exoplanets, galaxies, stars and the universe as a whole. The course covers the principles of physics and their application to explain astrophysical phenomena. In the first year, students will study the classification of astrophysical objects and how we observe them. During the second year, students will study the solar system and stars in some detail. In the third and fourth years, students can study a range of topics including cosmology, exoplanets, the physics of compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs), general relativity and the Sun.