Theoretical Physics at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Theoretical physics uses mathematical methods to delve into the physics that governs our world and our universe. From developing cancer treatments and artificial intelligence to answering the fundamental questions of the universe, physics and physicists have had a significant impact across a variety of different industries – which is why it’s still such a sought-after and relevant discipline today. Studying the theoretical physics degree at Leeds will provide you with a solid grounding in how mathematical methods are applied to physics topics alongside experience in conducting your own project work based on current research areas – including a collaborative research project in your final year. Throughout your degree, you’ll have access to excellent facilities right here on campus, including laboratories and teaching spaces in the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. Our close industry links and innovative research activity ensure this course reflects the latest advancements and applications in physics. You'll graduate with the specialist knowledge, skills and experience necessary to launch a successful career in this highly valued profession, with a wide range of career options available to you. Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • Our School’s globally-renowned research feeds into the course, shaping what you learn with the latest thinking.
  • Learn from expert academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of physics areas.
  • Access specialist facilities including laboratories and teaching spaces right here on campus.
  • Our comprehensive approach to teaching will give you a holistic understanding of how physics, mathematics, computing and experimental learning link together to qualify you as a physicist.
  • Broaden your experience before you graduate and enhance your career prospects with our study abroad programmes and industrial work placement opportunities.
  • At the end of your second year, there is the possibility of transferring to the four-year integrated Masters (MPhys, BSc) course.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society Physics Society (Physoc), a student-run society for physics students. It’ll give you the chance to meet like-minded students who share your passion for physics and enjoy a range of activities including guest lectures, trips and frequent socials.

Professional bodies

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  • Physics, Institute of

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

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