Theoretical Physics at University of Hull - UCAS

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Theoretical Physics at Hull can give you with the mathematical tools to gain a deep understanding of modern physics – from the sub-atomic level to a cosmological scale. You'll be guided by experts in the field with an innovative approach to teaching. Many of our graduates progress to careers in some of the best-known laboratories and research facilities, including Jodrell Bank and the National Nuclear Laboratory. Our expertise was recognised as far back as 1969 when we were one of the centres chosen to carry out tests on samples gathered from the Moon by Neil Armstrong’s historic Apollo 11 mission. Fast forward to the present day and we have internationally recognised experts, teaching a cutting edge curriculum and contributing to world class research. Extend your studies with an extra year and graduate with a Masters level qualification. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Year 1 Core modules Introduction to Experimental Skills and Mathematics for Physics Compulsory modules The Classical World Calculus Electricity and Magnetism with Computation From the Quantum World to the Macro World – an Introduction to Quantum Physics and the Properties of Matter Vector and Linear Algebra Year 2 Compulsory modules Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics and Special Relativity Intermediate Quantum Mechanics with Advanced Computation Differential Equations Investigative Physics and Mathematics The Physics of Waves and Solid State Functions of a Complex Variable Year 3 Compulsory modules Advanced Quantum, Nuclear and Particle Physics Matter at Extremes Partial Differential Equations Numerical Modelling and Simulation with Research Project Planning Galactic and Extra-Galactic Astronomy Classical and Quantum Mechanics Year 4 Core module MPhys Project Compulsory module General Relativity and Further Quantum Mechanics Optional modules Lasers and their Applications Capstone Research Topics in Astronomy Self-Assembly and Nanoelectronics Nanofabrication and Nanophotonics Topics in Data Science All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Professional bodies

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

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Theoretical Physics at University of Hull - UCAS