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Mathematics and Astrophysics

Mathematical models and applications are behind all of today’s scientific developments. Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences, concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. This course combines modules from mathematics and astrophysics.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Mathematics and Astrophysics


Degree Duration

5 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 4 Years Degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Computers are used extensively in modern maths and we will introduce students to various mathematical software preparing them for the industry. At the same time, students will study astrophysics. Students will learn fundamental physics, from astronomical phenomena to quantum mechanics. As the course progresses, they will study topics such as space physics and astronomy, stars and planetary systems, galaxies, and the universe.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Science and Engineering

Why Study this Degree

The Physics Society arranges annual international trips to notable physics-linked locations. In the past, these have included the European Space Agency, CERN and The Niels Bohr Institute.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.