Stars & Planets (F3223)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

Module topics include:

  • Equations of stellar structure
  • Star formation
  • Stellar evolution and end points
  • Proto-planetary disks
  • Exoplanets
  • Binary systems


50%: Lecture
25%: Practical (Workshop)
25%: Seminar (Class)


20%: Coursework (Problem Set, Report)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 106 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.