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You will learn about the fundamental building blocks and forces of nature and how quantum physics and relativity help us understand the world around us. Year one gives you a comprehensive grounding in physics and mathematics, and year two focuses on the principles of physics. Flexibility and choice are key features of a Bristol Physics degree, and you are usually able to transfer between courses in the first two years. In your final year you will undertake a major project, working in a research group with a member of staff. Our students' final-year projects address questions at the frontiers of our research fields, and the most successful have been published in scientific journals. You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We encourage you to develop a broad range of skills, including the experimental, theoretical and analytical skills needed for a career in research and industry. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
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|A level||AAB - A*AA||Standard offer: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics. Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||D*DD in Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with either Distinction in specified units and A in A-level Mathematics, or A*A in both Mathematics and Physics A-levels (in any order). Students taking Applied Science BTEC should apply for Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics (excluding Statistics) and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA||Standard Higher: AAAAA|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and Physics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 - 34 points||Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.|
European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||Year 1|