Taught course


University of York · Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to hold an undergraduate with Honours in a related subject area. Previous maths skills, to A level or equivalent standard, are essential.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore planets, stars and galaxies, and discuss black holes, dark matter and the Big Bang.

Taught exclusively online, this course delivers flexible and fully supported modules allowing you to study for a formal postgraduate qualification in astronomy over the course of two years. It is designed to give you a robust and up-to-date background in areas such as planetary science, stellar physics and cosmology.

Guided by a supportive tutor, you will strengthen your scientific communication and essay writing skills and build your understanding of physics, chemistry and mathematics. You will also explore advanced topics, from exoplanets and the search for life to the theory of relativity and the standard model of particle physics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 328482