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University Certificate in Cosmology Course - VSCOSM501
Gain an informed view of concepts in cosmology with this cosmology course, without recourse to complex mathematics in your study. Learn about the beginning of the Universe including the creation of extremely small elementary particles and the processes that led to the formation of the very large structures seen today.
Modules on this Cosmology Course:
Introduction to Cosmology - AA1053
This module begins to explain how the Universe began and subsequently developed to its present observed form. You will learn how the Big Bang created all elementary particles, about processes that led to the formation of today's galaxies, galaxy clusters and larger-scale structures, and how we can probe the cosmological history of the Universe.
Assessments include a researched essay and questions sheets containing a mix of problems requiring maths and explanations.
Tutor: Roger Clowes
Level: 1 Credits: 20