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Astronomy/Astrophysics

Astronomy/Astrophysics

In general, astronomy degrees involve a combination of theory and observation, though some courses will focus more on one of these aspects. The observational side could include opportunities to use telescopes and other professional equipment at major observatories, which may mean travelling to different locations around the world. However, you should also be prepared to spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, as computer-based analysis is a key component of modern astronomy.

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Skills

Common Degree/Major Names

BSc
Astronomy
BSc/MPhys
Astrophysics
BSc
Cosmology
BSc
Natural Philosophy
BSc/MPhys
Planetary and Space Physics
BSc/MPhys
Space Science
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Useful Skills

Aiming High
Analytical
Attention to Detail
Data Manipulation
ICT
Mathematical
Note Taking
Problem Solving
Research
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Teamwork
Written Communication
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Universities Offering Degrees within Accounting and Finance

Institution
Country
Campus Type
Size
Education Model
Selectivity
University of Kent
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Our students are encouraged to become global citizens, think independently & develop original ideas
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Durham University
UK
City Campus, City Island Campus, Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000 A high volume of applications means a number of programmes can be more selective than others
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted)
Carleton College
USA
Rural Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University of Rochester
USA
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Research university with a flexible curriculum
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Keele University
Rural Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Integrated or Thematic degrees
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Queens University
Canada
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Medical-Doctoral Research University
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
York University
Canada
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Single Focus Institution (e.g. Business School, Researched Focused Institution
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) Admission requirements vary by programs.
University of Leicester
UK
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
We are proud to be one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Franklin & Marshall College
USA
Small Institution <5000
We follow a liberal arts format with majors, minors, joint degrees, and certificate program options.
Selective (25-50% admitted) ~30% acceptance rate
St. John's College
USA
City Island Campus, Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
St. John's is famous for our interdisciplinary, discussion-based Great Books curriculum.
Selective (25-50% admitted). Students are admitted primarily based on their academic performance and essay responses.
University of Southampton
UK, Malaysia
City Campus, City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
We are a research focused institution offering single subject degrees, joint honours, integrated degrees as well as Liberal Arts and Science.
University of Florida
USA
Rural Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Purdue University-Main Campus
USA
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Tier one research institution in the U.S. Many opportunities for undergraduate research.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
The University of Sheffield
UK
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Researched Focused Institution
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
California State University, Long Beach
USA
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model): Accessible, Practical, Affordable
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Minerva University
USA, South Korea, India, Germany, Argentina, UK and Taiwan.
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Fully active learning in every class. Small, engaging seminar format.
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/undergraduate-program/admissions/applicant-qualifications/
UBC - University of British Columbia
Canada
Suburban Campus, City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We offer a flexible approach to academics that allows learners to choose their own path to success.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted) - Admission is competitive and holistic - different courses and campuses will vary in requirements.
Trinity College Dublin
Ireland
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Single or Joint honours focus (but with some flexibility in pathways, and opportunities to undertake electives in different disciplines).
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University of Warwick
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Queen Mary, University of London
UK, Malta
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Strong research driven world class experience
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University of Lancaster
UK, Germany, Ghana
Rural Campus, City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
We are one of the few universities to offer a major/minor system for the majority of our courses. This means that students will apply for a major subject through UCAS, then upon arrival choose an additional minor subject. Students will then study both of these subjects for their first year.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Rutgers University
USA
Urban City, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We are a large, state, research university. Our offerings include liberal arts and professional schools such as Business, Engineering, Performing and Visual Arts, Pharmacy, etc.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Imperial College London
UK
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
We focus on STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths)
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Toronto
Canada
City Island Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
UofT is a leading comprehensive research institution where students can mix & match programs areas.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted). The majority of our programs want low to mid 30's, competitive areas STEM/BUS high 30s+
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