Physics at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS


University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Are you inspired by the bizarre worlds of relativity and quantum mechanics? Do you have a passion to understand the fundamental principles that govern everything from atoms to galaxies? Then UCLan's MPhys Physics degree course provides a comprehensive education in the subject, from nanophysics to lasers, and beyond. You will improve your mathematical skills, backed up by practical laboratory experience, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and how they apply to real situations. You will become highly proficient at problem solving and solving challenges by thinking creatively. These, along with the practical skills gained through planning experiments, processing, analysing, and interpreting data, are skills highly sought after by employers. You will have the opportunity to study abroad, either a whole year of study with an approved international partner university, or a project within a collaborating research group, such as in Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, or with NASA in the USA. Graduates of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics are amongst the most employable in the world and are in particularly high demand for technical and business sectors, where analytical and mathematical skills are at a premium. Graduates have found employment in industry, government research institutes, overseas laboratories and observatories, financial institutions, teaching and scientific journalism.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Physics, Introduction to Laboratory Physics (including the “Physics Challenge”), Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Mechanics, Applied Physics and Linear Systems, Functions, Vectors, and Calculus Year 2: Compulsory modules; Electromagnetism and Waves, Thermal and Quantum Physics, Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Scientific Computing. Optional modules: Measurement, Instrumentation, LabVIEW, and Interfacing, Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics Years 3: Compulsory modules; Electrodynamics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics; Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics. Optional modules: Relativity and Cosmology. Nuclear and Particle Physics. Condensed Matter (Solid State and Soft Matter). Fluid Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms, Project Year 4: Compulsory modules; Project, Advanced Laboratory. Optional modules; Magnetism, Lasers and Modern Optics, Renewable Energy Technology

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeF303
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points including at least one grade A and a grade B in A-level Maths and Physics. General Studies not accepted.
A level 128 UCAS Points including at least one grade A and a grade B in A-level Maths and Physics. General Studies not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered with at least one grade A and a grade B in A-level Maths and Physics
Access to HE Diploma 128 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Maths, and 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics
Scottish Higher 128 UCAS Points including at least one grade A and a grade B in Higher Maths and Physics.
AS Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma with 128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects including HL6 and HL5 in Maths and Physics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 128 UCAS Points including Physics and Maths at H1
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Considered with at least one grade A and a grade B in A-level Maths and Physics

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Physics at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS