Astrophysics distance learning CPD courses

Astrophysics courses via distance learning

Course aim

Founded on over 15 years of experience delivering distance learning courses to astronomy students around the world, the University offers you a suite of courses written and supported by professional astronomers based at the Astrophysics Research Institute.

These courses are multimedia distance learning courses which do not require any on-site classes. They are delivered by a combination of online course notes and video lectures.

Types of CPD astrophysics courses

You can choose from the following courses:

  • An Introduction to Astronomy (September)
  • Science with the LT (October)
  • Science of the Night Sky (November)
  • Planets of the Solar System (January)
  • Supernovae (April)
  • High Energy Astrophysics (June)

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All courses delivered via distance learning.

Entry requirements

Our astrophysics distance learning courses are suitable for those who do not have any specialist scientific or mathematical background, and are available to residents of any country.

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Further information

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
James Parsons Building
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

Telephone: 0151 231 2777

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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