Metacourse for Astronomy and Space Physics. All Astro staff and students are members of this course. Messages posted to the forums in this course will be sent to all Astro participants.
Each course is self-contained, although background reading or another SUPA course may be recommended to bring students from various backgrounds up to speed. Students from other theme areas are very welcome to take Astronomy and Space Sciences courses, with particular modules likely to be of interest for Life Sciences and Plasma Physics students, but they should remember that a basic understanding of astronomy and astronomical terms will be assumed by course lecturers.
A typical programme building to the core requirement of 40 hours of Technical courses might include:
· A SUPA technical Astronomy course (these generally constitute 16-20 hours)
· A technical SUPA course in another field or a second Astronomy course
· Non-SUPA courses as appropriate (eg for students changing specialities).
· Summer Schools in Astronomy and Space Physics
Students should note that certain Astronomy courses are only run biennially. Each student must consult their PhD supervisor to contract a suitable programme before registering, and students are encouraged not to over-register. The 40-hour course requirement is taken over the first and second years, although students from all years can take extra subjects for interest.
More information is available in the Astronomy and Space Science Theme Area