Taught course

Astronomy

Institution
University of York · Centre for Lifelong Learning
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Normally students will be expected to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area. CLL will also favourably consider any student previously awarded a BA/BSc in any subject, and with evidence of recent HE level study. Previous maths skills, to A-Level or equivalent standard, are essential. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

September

Course content

***Please note that this programme requires sufficient student numbers to run each year.***

This is a part-time, postgraduate-level programme delivered wholly online in a fully-supported learning environment and is aimed at those with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics. This programme will offer home astronomers, who may have graduated in subjects other than physics, the opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and is designed to give students a robust and up-to-date background in these areas. Over the course of two years, we will explore the solar system, stellar physics, infra-red, radio and high energy astronomy, as well as discussing the foundations of cosmology.

Students will therefore need a background in this area, although fully-supported maths master classes will be a permanent feature on the programme for those who need to refresh their skills in this area.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see: our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 328482