UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Certificate in Astronomy


  • Certificate* of Higher Education in Astronomy in two years of part-time study in the evening
  • No subject-related A-level requirements
  • Much greater coverage of subject than ordinary evening classes
  • Study in UCL's Physics and Astronomy Department – top-rated for teaching and research
  • One evening per week at UCL from 6pm to 9pm
  • Conveniently located close to Euston Station in Central London
  • Regular practical classes at our superbly equipped Observatory at Mill Hill
  • For keen amateur astronomers, teachers and everyone interested in learning more about astronomy
  • Endorsed by the Royal Astronomical Society and can be used as supportive ground for applying for an RAS fellowship
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to give results of any english test that you have taken, or provide evidence of work experience or education that you have undertaken in English

*The Certificate in Astronomy, which fully satisfies UK and European rules for HE awards, has complete transferability as equivalent to the first year of a degree course.