Physics at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Physics is the most fundamental of all sciences, delving into the way the world around us works to provide technological advances and innovations for centuries. From developing cancer treatments and artificial intelligence to answering the foundational questions of the universe, physics and physicists have had a significant impact across a variety of different industries – which is why it’s still such a sought-after and relevant discipline today. Studying a physics degree at Leeds will give you the opportunity to delve into the fundamental laws of nature and participate in research alongside expert academics and researchers at the forefront of the field. You’ll have access to excellent facilities including laboratories and teaching spaces right here on campus in the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. Experimental physics is an essential part of our teaching. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your verbal and written communication skills through performing experiments individually, and as part of a group. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with our physicists on current research projects. At Leeds, we recognise the vital role physics plays in industry and, as such, our degree courses are designed to reflect the latest advancements and applications of the subject. This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to launch a successful career across a wide range of sectors. Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • Our School’s globally-renowned research feeds into the course, shaping what you learn with the latest thinking.
  • Learn from expert academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of physics disciplines.
  • Access specialist facilities including laboratories and teaching spaces right here on campus.
  • Our comprehensive approach to teaching and assessment will give you a holistic understanding of how physics, mathematics, computing and experimental learning link together to qualify you as a physicist.
  • Get hands-on and put theory into practice through exciting project work.
  • Broaden your experience before you graduate and enhance your career prospects with our study abroad programmes and industrial work placement opportunities.
  • At the end of your second year, there is the possibility of transferring to the four-year integrated Masters (MPhys, BSc) course.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society Physics Society (Physoc), a student-run society for physics students. It’ll give you the chance to meet like-minded students who share your passion for physics and enjoy a range of activities including guest lectures, trips and frequent socials.

Professional bodies

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  • Physics, Institute of

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

Student Outcomes

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Physics at University of Leeds - UCAS