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Physics, astrophysics and mathematics

Answer the mysteries of the universe by opening your eyes to the exciting disciplines of physics, astrophysics and mathematics. You will be challenged to understand how your knowledge can influence the broader spectrum of space and professional industries by learning complex problem-solving and statistical analysis skills. These fields demand that you think with curiosity, expanding your knowledge, ideas and mind at every opportunity.

Why choose this subject area?

  • 2nd in the East of England (after Cambridge) for Physics and Astronomy (Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • learn a variety of topics with opportunities to specialise in advanced areas based on what interests you the most, making your degree flexible and relevant to your professional goals and personal interests
  • gain hands-on experience in our own observatory and learn in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024. You’ll benefit from experiential learning zones, from large Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) spaces, workshops, laboratories and more flexible learning environments
  • A Mathematics and Physics Scholarship valued at £2,000 available to prospective students who meet eligibility criteria.
'I would not be where I am without the opportunities that opened up whilst studying at the University of Hertfordshire. From extracurricular projects, to connections with other world ranking Universities, I can but thank the University for its guidance and support that kick-started my career.'

Samuel Nathan Richards

BSc (Hons) Astrophysics with Sandwich Year