Studying in a faculty The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Astrophysics programme of study is through the Faculty of Science. The programme details of this course are provided by: School of Physics and Astronomy: The School of Physics & Astronomy focusses its activities around research with over 60% of our academic staff and an ever growing student population involved in cutting edge research. Our teaching reflects our research work through our offering of an exciting range of internationally recognised degree programmes. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) our School was rated as equal second for research among all the Physics departments in the UK and we are top in Scotland reflecting the international profile of our research groups. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you have the opportunity to either in level-one (first year) leading to the honours BSc degree in four years, or the MPhys in five years. Mathematical, experimental, observational and computational skills are developed. You can expect to have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics including for example cosmology, gravitational dynamics, quantum physics, and star formation. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme. Please see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad for details. Programme details You will be able to choose modules from our Module Catalogue which is published annually as module availability can change from year to year. As a Single Honours student you will gain more than three-quarters of your Honours years credits in a single subject area.