Astroffiseg (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad

2018/19 2019/20

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r BSc mewn Astroffiseg yn gwrs israddedig tair blynedd sy’n trafod cysyniadau craidd ffisegol a mathemategol gyda ffocws clir ar ein dehongliad o’r bydysawd.

The BSc Astrophysics degree covers core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe. The course is designed to give a thorough education in theoretical aspects of physics and astrophysics and an understanding of observational astronomy.

In your first two years, you will study a core component of physics and astrophysics modules, delivered to you by a range of teaching methods. In your third year you will study advanced astrophysics and astronomy topics in detail, with additional optional modules. You will also undertake an astrophysics research project.

The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.

 You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.

Nodweddion nodedig

  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
  • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities
  • An emphasis on independent learning

Ffeithiau allweddol

Côd UCASF511
Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2018
Hyd3 blwyddyn
FfurfAmser llawn
AchrediadauInstitute of Physics (IOP)
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School typically has approx 105 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School typically receives approx 570 applications.
Cysylltu

Gofynion mynediad

Cynnig Lefel A nodweddiadolAAB-ABB to include B in Mathematics and Physics with (where applicable) a pass in the practical element of the science A level. Please note, General Studies will not be accepted. 
Cynnig CBC nodweddiadolThe Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
Cynnig Bagloriaeth Rhyngwladol nodweddiadol34-30 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics, or 665 including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics.
Cymwysterau amgeGallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth.
Gofynion Iaith SaesnegOs ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.
Gofynion eraillYou will require GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4. Alternatively, IGCSE English First Language or English Second Language will be considered at grade C. 

This is a three-year full-time degree. The course includes a carefully chosen balance of core modules, along with some optional modules. Modules are typically worth 10 or 20 credits and you need to earn 120 credits a year.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2018/19. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2018

Blwyddyn un

The range of modules in year one is designed to stimulate your interest in physics while giving you a sound foundation upon which to build in later years. At the end of the first year, you may continue with your original degree choice or choose another of Cardiff’s single honours physics and astronomy degrees. 

You will study core modules worth 110 credits and in the Autumn Semester you may take a module on mathematical practice for physical sciences or, if you have an A grade or higher in Mathematics A-level, an alternative 10-credit module.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Mathematical Methods for Physicists 1PX112020 credydau
Mechanics and MatterPX112120 credydau
Experimental Physics 1PX112310 credydau
Planet EarthPX112710 credydau
Electricity, Magnetism and WavesPX122120 credydau
Experimental Physics 2PX122310 credydau
Computational Skills for Problem SolvingPX122410 credydau
Introduction to AstrophysicsPX122810 credydau
Mathematical Methods for Physicists 2PX123010 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

The second year of the course continues to build on the core physics and astrophysics material. You will also take a 20-credit module called Observational Techniques in Astronomy. This introduces the theory and practice of making and interpreting astronomical observations and provides the necessary skills to undertake your astronomy or astrophysics research project in year three.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
The Physics of Fields and FlowsPX213120 credydau
Introductory Quantum MechanicsPX213210 credydau
Structured ProgrammingPX213410 credydau
Observational Techniques in AstronomyPX213910 credydau
The Stars and their PlanetsPX214010 credydau
Thermal and Statistical PhysicsPX223120 credydau
OpticsPX223210 credydau
Synoptic AstrophysicsPX223510 credydau
Introduction to Condensed Matter PhysicsPX223610 credydau
Observing the UniversePX223910 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

In your third year you will study 80 credits of core modules with a further 20 credits from a selection of optional modules. You will also undertake an independent project of 20 credits on a related topic of astronomy or astrophysics research.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Atomic and Nuclear PhysicsPX314120 credydau
Formation and Evolution of StarsPX314510 credydau
Galaxies and Galaxy EvolutionPX315210 credydau
Particle Physics and Special RelativityPX324120 credydau
High-Energy AstrophysicsPX324510 credydau
CosmologyPX325210 credydau
Physics ProjectPX331520 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Condensed Matter PhysicsPX314210 credydau
Computational PhysicsPX314310 credydau
Electromagnetic Radiation DetectionPX314410 credydau
Digital Medical ImagingPX314710 credydau
Acoustics and Studio SoundPX314810 credydau
Environmental PhysicsPX315310 credydau
Semiconductor Devices and ApplicationsPX324210 credydau
Laser Physics and Non-Linear OpticsPX324310 credydau
Theoretical PhysicsPX324810 credydau
Statistical MechanicsPX324910 credydau
Commercialising InnovationPX325310 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut caf fy addysgu?

Teaching is carried out using a range of techniques, such as traditional lectures, tutorials and laboratory work and computer-based, project-based and skills-based exercises. Physics is a hierarchical discipline so the structure of the course is systematic, building on fundamental understanding.

Exercises are an integral part of all lecture-based modules, and these give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge, increase your critical awareness and enhance your problem-solving skills.

You will undertake weekly laboratory classes in the first two years, to prepare you for an experimental study as part of your year-three project and for your major final-year project.

Mathematics is taught alongside the major Physics and Astrophysics concepts in all years, with specific modules in the first year. It is fundamental to understanding the subject and is incorporated into many physics modules.

Key IT skills are taught throughout the course as well as elementary programming using Python. You may also have the opportunity to take further computing and numerical-methods modules as the course develops.

Regular small-group tutorials are held in years one and two. These meetings will allow you to meet with other students in small groups (typically four or five students to one tutor) and receive feedback on your continuous assessment. In the first year these sessions are usually given on a weekly basis, in year two they take place fortnightly.

Throughout the delivery of the programme, wherever possible, recent research results are used to illustrate and illuminate the subject.

Sut byddaf yn treulio fy amser? (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

33%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

67%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

31%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

69%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

30%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

70%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Your main interaction with academic staff will be through lectures, laboratory practical sessions, workshops or small-group teaching sessions (tutorials).

You will also be allocated a personal tutor, a member of academic staff who can provide pastoral support and academic advice during your course.

All lecturing staff can be contacted by email and have either an ‘open door’ policy for students with specific queries about course material, or a system to book meeting times. The School Office can answer most administrative queries immediately.

You will be given access to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

Feedback on progress is typically provided through a combination of discussion in class, written comments on submitted work and review of outline solutions to problems. You are encouraged to discuss any queries related to specific modules with individual lecturers.

Sut caf fy asesu?

There are a wide variety of assessment methods. Some modules combine continuous assessment and end-of-semester exam and others are solely based on continuous assessment.

At first the nature and methods of experiments are clearly defined for you, but by your final year you are expected to tackle more open-ended investigations.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

49%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

51%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

53%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

47%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

58%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

43%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Studying this course will enable you to acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and based around general employability. You will:

  • Develop your experimental, analytical and investigative skills in laboratory classes
  • Learn how to design experimental equipment, electronic circuitry or computer data acquisition or data reduction algorithms
  • Use precise calculations or order-of-magnitude calculations in appropriate situations
  • Use computer packages and/or write software
  • Conduct independent research using source materials such as textbooks, scientific journals and electronic databases
  • Develop your communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Enhance your team-working skills and ability to critically appraise your own work and the work of others
  • Develop your ability to undertake independent learning and effectively manage your time

In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Employers included UK and international universities plus a large range of organisations such as Rolls Royce, European Space Agency, National Instruments and Barclays.

Swyddi

  • research scientist
  • research development leader
  • medical physicist
  • lecturer

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2018/19)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendalBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Mae'r Brifysgol yn cadw'r hawl i gynyddu ffioedd dysgu yn unol â'r gyfraith neu bolisïau Llywodraeth Cymru yn yr ail flwyddyn neu flynyddoedd dilynol cyrsiau. Lle bo'n berthnasol, byddwn yn rhoi gwybod i chi beth fydd y cynnydd yn y ffi erbyn diwedd Mehefin yn y flwyddyn academaidd cyn y flwyddyn academaidd lle fydd y ffi yn codi.

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2018/19)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendalBlaendal
£19,950Dim

Caiff y ffioedd i fyfyrwyr rhyngwladol eu pennu ar gyfer y mwyafrif o gyrsiau israddedig tair blynedd o hyd. Mae hyn yn golygu y byddwch yn talu'r un pris ym mlwyddyn un ag y byddwch chi ym mlynyddoedd dau a thri. Mae rhai cyrsiau wedi'u heithrio, yn cynnwys rhaglenni pedair a phum mlynedd o hyd a chyrsiau Meddygol a Deintyddol. Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau ychwanegol

The School covers the cost of essential equipment, including core course textbooks in the first two years. All other suggested textbooks are available through the University libraries.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf i astudio’r cwrs/ rhaglen?

The University will provide all essential equipment. It currently also provides the core first-year physics and maths textbooks. You may choose to buy additional textbooks following advice from staff. You may also wish to consider purchasing a personal computer, laptop or tablet device, although specific computing facilities are available on site.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

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