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Course summary

Discover more about physics and its modern applications as you explore science in a broad range of modules that combine research-informed teaching with industry-relevant laboratory equipment. Physics is the fundamental science that underpins much of the technology we see around us. Modern communications, transport and energy systems all originate from advances in our understanding of physics. Our Physics degree prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career. The course includes a wide range of research-informed modules, such as quantum mechanics, astrophysics, lasers, nuclear physics, artificial intelligence and more. A high proportion of your time will be spent in our modern laboratory facilities, equipped with industry- standard and research-quality instrumentation. Here, you will acquire the necessary laboratory and practical skills to supplement your scientific and technical knowledge. In each year of study, you are encouraged to work on industry guided projects with our industrial partners, or other companies in the UK or Europe via an optional four-week placement in your first year of study, a second-year Work Based Learning module which offers a five-week placement, and your final-year research project supervised by an academic member of staff or industrial partner, or both. In addition, this course is available with an optional placement year that can be taken between your second and third year of study. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree course, please refer to the University of Chester's website.

Assessment method

Assessment is by examination and coursework. Coursework covers a wide range, including laboratory reports and the extended project report as well as tutorial problems.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that Welsh Baccalaureate and A level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Physics (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS