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Explore the fundamental theories of physics and gain the skills to understand the world in terms of forces and particles in small or complex systems. During this fascinating course you’ll learn to comprehend everything from the streamlined shape of dolphins to the quantum encryption of messages. The course is informed by our internationally excellent and world- leading physics research, which covers areas such as the microphysics of air quality, atmospheric physics, light scattering, quantum optics and mathematical physics.

Astrophysics is the study of the physical processes that shape the structure and evolution of the universe. This course seeks to provide answers to fundamental questions about the origin and evolution of stars, planets and galaxies, as well as the universe itself.On our Astrophysics BSc (Hons) degree you will study the cosmos in all its wonder, gaining a detailed physical understanding of how the Universe works. We put a lot of emphasis on understanding the physical and mathematical principles behind astrophysical phenomena

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Subject Talk: Physics and Astrophysics

One of our academic members of staff from the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics will talk you through the programme and why you should study it at the University.

This talk is focused on the undergraduate Physics and Astrophysics programmes.

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Where you'll study

Physics and Astronomy is taught on the College Lane Campus at the University. College Lane is home to our Science and Creative Arts subject areas.  Students in our School of Health and Social Work, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Life and Medical Science, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics and School of Creative Arts will study on this campus. Students will also have access to our state of the art Observatory located a short distance away from College Lane.

In addition, this campus is home to many of our student services.

Here's a look around our amazing facilities where we teach Physics and Astronomy at Herts.

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