We offer both general interest courses in the physical sciences at ICE, and ones which are appropriate for students with an ongoing interest in a particular area. Our aim is always to make science accessible to as wide an audience as possible, and to enable our students to share in our own enthusiasm for our subject.
Part-time University qualifications in Physical Sciences and Astronomy
The following Certificate courses are taught at FHEQ Level 4, equivalent to first-year undergraduate level.
Undergraduate Certificate in Astronomy (2016/17) offers an introduction to the field of Astronomy, giving you the chance to learn about stars and galaxies, from the Sun to the Milky Way and beyond, and about the structure and formation of the Universe.
Undergraduate Certificate in Physical Sciences (2015/16) Are you interested in ‘how the world works’? Then this course could be for you. Learn about physical systems ranging in scale from subatomic particles to the whole Earth, the galaxy and beyond.
Diploma courses are taught at FHEQ Level 5, equivalent to second-year undergraduate level.
Undergraduate Diploma in Astronomy (2016/17) gives you a broader perspective on astronomical phenomena, and a deeper understanding of some active research topics. Gain practical skills in using data, and in scientific writing.
Bursaries and student loans available
If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.