Astronomy Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Glasgow 91% 0% 0% £27750 £84080 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 100% 0% 0% £37000 £94590 213 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Durham University 91% 10% 5% £9250 £28500 207 Durham On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 88% 3% 1% £9000 £23450 151 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 67% 4% 5% £9250 £22760 158 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 85% 10% 0% £9250 £18500 146 Brighton On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 88% 3% 0% £9250 £25000 161 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 88% 3% 1% £9000 £23450 151 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews 90% 0% 0% £9250 £25100 218 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 88% 5% 0% £6000 £15000 145 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 67% 4% 5% - - 158 Leicester On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 67% 4% 5% - - 158 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Surrey 92% 0% 0% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 92% 0% 0% - - 126 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 88% 5% 0% - - 145 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 88% 5% 0% - - 145 Brighton On campus Part-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
1280 students of Astronomy in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Astronomy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26545 £28098 £30546
25-75 percentile range £21182 - £32727 £18333 - £38549 £19723 - £43646

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Astronomy

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Typical employers for graduates of Astronomy

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector

Specialisations within Astronomy

  • Astrophysics
  • Astrometry
  • Astrogeology
  • Astrobiology

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Astronomy who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Astronomy (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Astronomy at University of Kent

15% Elementary occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of Astronomy in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Astronomy

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Astronomy studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Physics - MPhys
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Astronomy and Physics at University of Glasgow received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 13 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Astronomy was £26545 15 months after graduation, £28098 3 years after graduation and £30546 5 years after graduation.