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This course gives you a grounding in the fundamentals, with a focus on medical applications such as ECG, X-ray technology and magnetic resonance imaging. The medical physics modules are taught by a specialist group in the Department of Cardiovascular Science, which provides day-to-day clinical services to the NHS. There are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork: investigating dark matter 1km underground at Boulby Mine, or 2,400m above sea level at an observatory in the Canary Islands. We also send students to CERN in Geneva, for work placements and visits. The three-year BSc focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills every physicist needs. If you’re interested in a research career, you might want to consider the four-year MPhys, which includes more research experience and the chance to study some topics in greater depth. Many of our graduates become research scientists in academia and industry. Others go into aerospace, telecommunications, defence and energy. Employers include Ernst & Young, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba and the Home Office.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics and Physics.You must pass the practical element of any science A Level taken|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits||60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits (all in Mathematics and Physics), plus Merits in 15 level 3 credits|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||plus AB in Mathematics and Physics at Scottish Advanced Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||plus AB including Mathematics and Physics|
|Extended Project||B||plus BBB including Mathematics and Physics. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||including Mathematics and Physics|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||including Mathematics and Physics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English at grade C or grade 4|
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding