Physics, Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics applicant

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Physics and Astronomy

Information for applicants

Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy community at Kent

Had an offer from us? Congratulations! 

Come along to one of our Applicant Days to find out more about studying at Kent.

Applicant Days - what to expect

  • Get hands-on in our labs and hear more about your chosen course
  • Meet our lecturers and current students
  • Take a tour of our campus and accommodation
  • Get answers to your questions about student support, careers and any aspect of university life.

Dates - bookings are open!

  • Saturday 17 February 2024 (10:00-16:00)
  • Saturday 2 March 2024 (10:00-16:00)
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 (13:00-16:00)
  • Saturday 23 March 2024 (10:00-16:00)

Book your place

If you're unable to make any of these dates, there are plenty of other ways that you can visit us.

Our Physics and Astronomy courses

Physics BSc

Dr Michael Hughes and student Lucy discuss our Physics BSc

Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics BSc

Dr Timothy Kinnear and student Amber introduce our Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics BSc

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Why study at Kent?

  • Courses accredited by the relevant professional bodies will give you a headstart in the job market
  • Inspirational teaching informed by world-leading research.
  • State-of-the-art facilities ensure you learn in an industry-standard environment
  • Access to our very own Beacon Observatory with optical telescope
  • Options to study for a year abroad or do a professional placement.

Hear from our students

Find out more about our range of degrees, including the chance to study abroad for a year or complete a professional placement directly from our staff and students via our YouTube channel and online chat service.   

Hear from Postgraduate student, Henry Sheehy about his ongoing research within the Physics of Quantum Materials Group at Kent.

It’s good to talk

If you would like to chat to one of our students, why not get in touch via Unibuddy. You can also email us with any questions you have about our courses and entry requirements. 

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