List Of Astrophysics Schools In Uganda

List Of Astrophysics Schools In Uganda

Astrophysics is a branch of space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to seek to understand the universe and our place in it. The field explores topics such as the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe.

Here are the List Of Astrophysics Schools In Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology is the only University in Uganda which offers an elaborate astrophysics curriculum from 1st to 3rd year students offering physics as a subject.  Many universities in Uganda just offer a small component of astrophysics as part of physics courses.

Number of universities offering Physics (and their names)

1-    Mbarara University of Science and Technology

2-    Makerere University

3-    Islamic University in Uganda

4-    Kampala International University

5-    Busitema University

6-    Kyamboga University

7-    Gulu University

8-    Ndejje University

What qualifications do you need to study astrophysics?

You would need a degree in astronomy or astrophysics. For entry, you generally need 4-5 Highers including Maths, Physics and usually another science subject. You then need to do specialist postgraduate study, usually a PhD, to get a post as a professional research astronomer.

What subjects do you need to study astronomy?

Astronomy is a unique subject because it deals with such a vast mixture of topics – the very reason why many people find it so exciting! As it is about the physics of the whole universe and how everything in it works, astronomers need to have a good knowledge of physics and maths, and chemistry is pretty helpful too.

How many years does it take to become an astrophysicist?

You’ll need four to six years just for a bachelor’s degree, which is true of many other professions. Then comes graduate school, which can take anywhere from five years for theorists up to seven or eight for experimentalists and observers.