The core units on the Physics with Astrophysics degree are identical to those studying the Physics Honours.
Astrophysics content, including laboratory work, makes up 15-20% of your first year, and increases in your second year. During your third and fourth year, you will begin to specialise, and much more of the course content is directly related to astrophysics, so you may choose to concentrate on the aspects that interest you most.
In addition to the lab experiments that are available to all physics students, you will have dedicated astrophysics experiments, plus a series of experiments based at Jodrell Bank. You analyse data taken with the 76-metre Lovell telescope, personally use a 13-metre radio telescope to take measurements on pulsars, and run a number of experiments on the seven-metre telescope in the dedicated undergraduate radio observatory.
Your fourth year involves two projects, each running for a full semester. Projects in recent years have included a study of supernova remnants of Messier 82, simulations of galaxy clusters, finding new clusters of young stars, and separating the cosmic microwave background from our galaxy.