University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physics with a foundation year (4 years)

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Course summary

Physics reaches from the quark out to the largest of galaxies, and encompasses all the matter and timescales within these extremes. At Kent you will you will learn from academics making the discoveries that shape our world and play a part in this research yourself. Upon graduation you will have acquired the practical experience and scientific knowledge as well as develop a wider range of skills that open the door to careers in a range of fields including aeronautics, finance and manufacturing. Choose Physics at Kent because:

  • our new curriculum is based on research and the demands of industry, ensuring your course is innovative and up-to-date.
  • we have a strong focus on your future career and how to get you there as well as gaining valuable transferable skills.
  • you receive extensive practical training in our industry standard laboratories and ensure that you see how the science you learn in the lab can be applied to the real world
  • our flexible approach means you can tailor your degree once you’re here to suit your interests and career path
  • your lecturers are active researchers and innovative teachers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment
Our foundation year is for science students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to Stage 1 of our degree programmes. It is also an excellent conversion course for applicants who have shown academic ability in non-science subjects. Applications to this programme will be considered for those who are returning to study following a period in work where they have gained relevant experience but do not have traditional academic qualifications. This degree programme introduces you to a range of introductory modules such as Mechanics and relativity and thermodynamics as well as computing skills and mathematics, before progressing to more specialist topics including quantum and atomic physics. You’ll also be able to choose from specialist modules in your final year including optics, medical physics and nuclear physics.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F305
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Physics with a foundation year (4 years) at University of Kent - UCAS