The Universe: an introduction to astronomy, cosmology, and data science (Summer School)

Queen Mary Summer School the United Kingdom

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GBP 1650 per total

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About The Universe: an introduction to astronomy, cosmology, and data science at Queen Mary Summer School

This course provides a broad overview of astronomy to give you an understanding of the evolution of the universe and its constituents. A particular theme is the role played by the known laws of physics in understanding astronomical observation. You will learn about the constituents of the observed universe; appreciate (and be able to explain) the important part played by the laws of physics in designing experiments and making observations – and interpret and understand them. You will also be able to explain the different types of information obtainable from observations across the entire electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves.

You will discover the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during your visit to the historic Royal Observatory in Greenwich (founded in the 1670s by King Charles II), and you will be able to stand astride the Prime Meridian, where zero degrees longitude is marked. You will also be able to carry out real astronomical observations using the optical telescopes in-house at the Queen Mary observatory.

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Notes about fees for this course

We offer a 10% discount to:

Students and staff from partner institutions


Current Queen Mary students

The cost of accommodation is approximately £500 per session. For further information, please visit our accommodation page.

Entry requirements

All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join the Queen Mary Summer School:

If you hold a degree from a majority English speaking country plus Canada you may use this degree to satisfy the English language requirements for entry, provided the degree was completed no more than 5 years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.

IELTS, 7 overall or higher

TOEFL Internet Based Test we require a minimum of 100 (L22; S25; R24; W27)

China UEE (University Entrance Exam) - 110

CET 4 – 550 or CET 6 – 490

PTE Academic 68

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 185 70- grade C (old marking system)

Applicants with an alternative qualification should check it is equivalent to the above or contact us at