Physics with a Year in Industry at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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About Physics at the University of Nottingham We have a proud history of learning and innovation. Research undertaken within the School of Physics and Astronomy, by Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, was recognised with a 2003 Nobel Prize for the invention of Magnetic Resonance Imaging body scanners. This technology has already helped more than half a billion people worldwide. More recently, our use of quantum technologies to understand how the brain works is changing the way that neurological conditions are detected and treated. Our research activities cover cutting-edge topics ranging from probing quantum mechanics at ultralow temperatures to understanding the largest structures in the Universe. Our courses offer a wide range of optional modules, so you can explore new areas of physics and specialise in the ones that interest you the most. You can study topics as diverse as cosmology, nanoscience, and medical imaging and learn from experts in those fields. What’s more, there is flexibility to transfer between most physics courses after the first year. Some of our teaching staff share their love of physics with budding scientists worldwide through the popular Sixty Symbols YouTube channel. Our unique, student centred MSci course offers innovative teaching methods, with few to no exams in the final year. We encourage students to share their fascination with physics with the wider community through our outreach programme. This programme can help you further develop skills such as organisation, communication and team working. We also have an active student society, PhysSoc, which organises social events throughout the year. Our mentoring scheme gives new starters the opportunity to connect with more experienced physics students, helping you settle into university life. Physics with Year in Industry BSc This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics. It gives you the opportunity to spend a year on placement with an industrial partner. The placement will allow you to apply your learning to a practical setting within a physics-related industry. Industry experience is a great way to explore future career options. The skills you learn and the networks you build will greatly improve your employability.


In the first year, you will build up your knowledge of the core elements of physics. The first year modules will provide you with key practical, mathematical and computational skills. In the second year, you will build on the core skills developed in year one to study aspects of physics including quantum theory. You'll also have the options to specialise in aspects of physics that particularly interest you, such as The Structure of Galaxies, and Principles of Dynamics. After completing year two of your course, you will go on an industrial placement. The placement year will apply your learning to an industry setting and help you investigate future careers options. The school has a dedicated Placement Coordinator to help you identify the company and role that suits you. In the fourth year, you will be able to explore your personal interests with a research project and a range of optional modules. These include Extreme Astrophysics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, and Functional Medical Imaging.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - An overall average of 85% including 8.5 in Mathematics (syllabus 5) and 8 in Physics (plus 6 in English). GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £10750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Physics with a Year in Industry at University of Nottingham - UCAS