As one of the most fundamental of the sciences, and the basis of our understanding of the Universe, physics is a fascinating area to study. It often holds the key to bringing new technology to its full potential and is a rich research environment. Teams at the University are currently working in quantum computing, light scattering and microfluidics. Combining theory and practical work, this programme broadens your knowledge and understanding of a range of modern and classical physics topics. The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics prides itself on creating exceptional opportunities for students. Students have access to some of the best teaching facilities in the UK, learn in small classes taught by practising scientists and mathematicians, and have exceptional opportunities for research in UH laboratories or on outside placements. We have one of the largest astronomy research groups in the UK and our teaching observatory at Bayfordbury is widely regarded as the best in the country. Students conduct research projects supervised by scientists and mathematicians in the School and have exceptional one-year placement opportunities in the UK and abroad. You will develop practical skills in custom-built teaching laboratories. Groups are small and well-supervised.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
2023 entry requirements are under review and will be updated by August. The requirements listed above are for 2022 entry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent|
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
You could be eligible for a £2,000 scholarship if you achieve a tariff of 120 UCAS points (in one sitting) and are a full-time home student starting your course in September 2022. View the full eligibility criteria and further details here: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support/scholarships-grants-bursaries
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