Mathematics and Physics Foundation Year

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Northumbria University, Newcastle has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The key aim of the provision is to provide a clear pathway for students into the Mathematics, Physics and Physics with Astrophysics BSc programmes for a potentially large pool of students that may have failed to achieve the required UCAS entry points.

Course details

Assessment method

This course consists of six modules that cover core aspects of mathematics and physics, including algebra and linear algebra, calculus, statistics, statics and dynamics, electricity, waves and particles, materials, computer skills and problem solving. Teaching is delivered through a mixture of live lectures, seminars and applied practical laboratory work. You will be assessed by various methods including assignments, examinations, scientific reports, presentations and group work that will be completed throughout both semesters.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator Subject Requirements: There are no specific subject requirements for this course GCSE Requirements: Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent. Additional Requirements: There are no additional requirements for this course International Qualifications: We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language Requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mathematics and Physics Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS