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Course summary

Challenge your imagination and gain insight into how the world works. From discovering sustainable energy sources to medical diagnostic techniques, the applications of physics are almost endless. Physics at Keele will equip you with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to gain employment in a wide variety of industrial sectors or to pursue postgraduate studies. Why choose this course?

  • 13th in England for Physics (Guardian University Guide, 2022)
  • This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Dedicated first year modules will equip you with the fundamental mathematical, programming and practical skills required for effective academic study
  • Access to Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories (CSL)
  • Gain extended exposure to computational concepts, scientific communication skills and numerical methods that are highly valuable in the workplace
Physics helps us to identify the connections between seemingly different phenomena. It provides the quantitative and analytic skills needed for analysing data and solving problems and makes an enormous contribution to a range of industries such as power, nuclear, electronics, IT, and data-mining. The subject knowledge in our Physics BSc is underpinned by a core physics curriculum as set out by the Institute of Physics. Module topics include the fundamentals of classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, solid state, atomic and nuclear physics, together with the mathematics that is used to describe them. You will also explore broader areas of physics and mathematics, computational and statistical techniques, and the applications of these in addressing physical problems. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for our full range of entry requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/physics/#entry-reqs


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Physics at Keele University - UCAS