Physics

University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Master the mysteries of physics from first principles to advanced problem-solving. You’ll be prepared for a career in industry or academia. Physics is ‘the science of everything’. Study matter, energy and how they interact from the subatomic to cosmological scales. Learn about the structure of physical laws and take part in their discovery. Along the way you will learn to think like a physicist. You’ll also develop powerful problem-solving skills, preparing you not only for a career in physics, but many other fields as well. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills of an independent scientist, with sound mathematical and experimental expertise, and the ability to solve complex problems on your own.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF300
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Typical offer A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate; grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits Typical offer A pass in the Access to HE Diploma in Science or Science and Engineering, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units and 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Physics units.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics plus AAAAA in five Scottish Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer 36 points overall with 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics. We have a strong preference for applicants who offer Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level. We may be able to consider you if you are studying one of these subjects at Standard Level (but not both). Our offer in this instance would be 36 points overall with 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics or Physics plus 7 in Standard Level Mathematics or Physics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Typical offer D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics with D2 in Mathematics or Physics. Alternative offer D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives; grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GSCE requirements GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C). For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/phys


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/
Physics at University of Bath - UCAS