Many graduates use this qualification to begin or enhance opportunities in teaching, working in observatories, science centres and museums, and science/astronomy education, public outreach and communication positions.
At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Interpret, analyse and evaluate credible resources to argue information, knowledge and critique on astronomy topics.
2. Judge and apply problem solving methodologies to synthesise solutions that assess information and technical skills in astronomy.
3. Apply and appraise communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in astronomy.
4. Demonstrate and appraise skills and knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to astronomy.
5. Manage own time and work independently to design and construct a substantial research project work in astronomy.
6. Demonstrate communication and technical skills, either individually or working as an effective member in a team to interpret and discriminate complex ideas in astronomy to specialist and non-specialist audiences.