Physics at University of Leicester - UCAS

Physics

University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Matter and energy. Waves and fields. Relativity and mechanics. In this degree, you’ll be studying the most fundamental of the sciences: physics. From the sub-atomic and cosmological, to the trajectory of your own career, you’ll be learning things that confound, captivate and inspire you. All our Physics students study the same core of fundamental physics and maths, based on Institute of Physics (IOP) 'core of physics' material. This includes classical mechanics, waves and fields, electromagnetism, special relativity, thermodynamics, quantum and atomic physics. By choosing the Physics BSc you will have access to the widest range of specialist options in each year. As a physics student at Leicester you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and impact of modern physics and the use of mathematics, computing and experimentation to solve important real-world problems. You will study the fundamental theories of physics, from classical mechanics, waves and fields, to relativity, atomic and particle physics. Through option courses and projects you will have the opportunity to explore the areas of physics linked to the School's world-leading research - such as planetary science, climate physics, nanotechnology, astrophysics, medical physics and space science.

Course details

Modules

Our course is very flexible: you can mix and match modules from different specialities (pure and applied physics, astrophysics, and space science and technology) to suit your interests and career aspirations as they develop throughout your time at university. For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, lab sessions, seminars, workshop classes and project work. Training in scientific computation and programming is built into each degree. Assessment includes exams and course work (such as workshop and seminar problem classes). Lab work is primarily assessed in real time and project work is assessed through written reports and oral presentations.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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

Course codeF300
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB including Mathematics and Physics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in relevant subject, plus obtain grade B in Mathematics at A-Level.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Diploma in relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 30 credits in Physics and Maths at Distinction. Plus grade B at A-Level in Mathematics.
Scottish Higher AABBBB Grade A required in Mathematics and Physics.
AS 2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level, must be alongside Mathematics and Physics A-Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must be in relevant subject, accepted when combined with A-Level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted when combined with Mathematics and Physics A-Level's.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB including Mathematics and Physics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points To include: 5 in HL Maths and 5 in HL Physics OR 6 in HL Maths and 6 in SL Physics. OR 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths Maths Studies not accepted in place of Maths.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) ABB from two A-levels including Mathematics and Physics and the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Skills Challenge.
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 including H2 in Mathematics or Physics.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


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

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Physics at University of Leicester - UCAS