Our astronomy certificates are Entry Point Courses that assume no prior knowledge of the subject and are therefore an ideal place to begin your studies and astronomy education. Each is a free-standing Certificate at HE Level 4 (Year 1 undergraduate level) allowing you to develop your fascination with your chosen subject. The Entry Point courses available are listed below. All of these apart from the Certificate in Astrobiology will be available for the academic year starting September 2019.
When returning to astronomy education, we normally advise studying only one module in the first year of your astronomy course.
We judge each application on its merits to ensure that students can benefit from our courses. You will require GCSE Grade C in maths and English or equivalent to study these astronomy courses. The courses take a quantitative scientific approach and you will be using maths to solve problems from the outset.
All these courses are delivered electronically online and provide detailed course notes, self-test exercises and assessments. We provide study and tutorial support via email, telephone and a dedicated astronomy course website.