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Undergraduate studies

We offer three degree programmes which concentrate on astronomy:

Physics-with-Astronomy (B.Sc.[Hons]): a 3 year course with 6 astronomy options and a 6 month astronomy project. In addition, there is a 2 week field trip to the island of Tenerife. A 100 pound contribution towards the cost of the field trip is required.

Physics-with-Astronomy (M.Phys): a 4 year course with 7 astronomy options, a 3 month astronomy dissertation and a 6 month astronomy project. In addition, there is a 2 week field trip to the island of Tenerife. A 100 pound contribution towards the cost of the field trip is required.

Astrophysics with a year abroad (M.Phys): This is the same as the above MPhys programme BUT with the 4th year spent at the SAO (a member of the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) in the United States doing Astrophysics Research. A financial bursary for the year abroad is provided.

Interested? Get more information about undergraduate studies in astronomy and physics.

Postgraduate studies

We offer two postgraduate astronomy programmes:

M.Phil: an 12-18 month research-level project. Financial support necessary.

Ph.D.: a 3 year research-level project. Financial support available for UK (fees and maintenance) and other European students (fees-only). Self-funded applicants are also welcome to apply.

For enquiries related to the above postgraduate astronomy degree programme please contact Dr Anna Scaife.

The following web page has a detailed description of possible research projects.

Unix/Linux tutorial

After three decades of use, the UNIX computer operating system from Bell Labs is still regarded as one of the most powerful, versatile, and flexible operating systems (OS) in the computer world.

If you are new to UNIX/LINUX, this tutorial will help you to get familiar with the OS, its main programs and features.

The tutorial has been adapted from Michael Stonebank's tutorial for use by the University of Southampton School of Physics & Astronomy.