Astronomy by Distance Learning
LJMU offers a selection of life-long learning courses that can be taken by students who do not have any specialist scientific or mathematical background. You will be guided by professional astronomers based at LJMU, as well as gaining access to observations from the world’s largest robotic telescope, the Liverpool Telescope, on its premier site in the Canary Islands. These are multimedia courses taught using a variety of media such as interactive CDs, DVDs, websites, online newsgroups and data from professional telescopes.
Full course list:
Astronomy for Teaching, Exploring, the Universe, Exoplanets, Galaxies, Gamma Ray Bursts, Modern Cosmology, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Geology, The Science of Science Fiction, Stars, The Universe Through A Large Telescope and The Universe Through A Small Telescope.
“I found [the course] very interesting and extremely well laid out. The CD is a wealth of knowledge and I will use it for many years to come.”
“I’d like to thank LJMU for offering such an outstanding product and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone with a general interest in Astronomy.”
“Your course forced me not only to learn, but to think, and to use the information that I had acquired. I've amazed even myself!”
Undergraduate Degree Courses
As well as covering all aspects of the Universe, our full-time Astronomy and Astrophysics degrees equip students with a thorough grounding in physics, mathematics and computing. Our graduates pursue a wide variety of careers in industry, finance, education and scientific research.