Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy is the study of the laws governing the structure of the universe and the forms of matter and energy.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of the universe and the laws which govern its behaviour and to assess and validate physical phenomena.
Courses in Narrow Field Physics and Astronomy develop skills in:
- analysing and interpreting data resulting from experiments to test theories and hypotheses
- application of appropriate laboratory techniques and procedures to research
- application of knowledge of physical laws to practical problems
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
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