University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Course overview

  • From subatomic building blocks of matter to galaxies spanning light-years, everything in our universe is governed by the same fundamental principles. Discover it all with us.
  • From theories of relativity to quantum mechanics. From nanophysics to lasers. Our Physics BSc (Hons) programme covers it all. This is your chance to develop an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics and how they apply to real-life situations.
  • You’ll study a range of modules, covering topics like electromagnetism, mechanics and relativity – building your knowledge, improving your mathematical skills and gaining laboratory experience. It’s also a course that comes with the chance of spending a sandwich year working in industry or studying abroad, adding career-boosting experience to your CV.
  • Along the way, you’ll become a seasoned problem solver, adept at tackling challenges with creative thinking. It’s this ability, together with the practical skills that come with planning experiments and processing, analysing and interpreting data, that make Physics graduates so sought after – offering a wide range of career possibilities.
Why study with us
  • With a low student-to-staff ratio, we offer individual support throughout your studies – particularly when it comes to supervising your final-year projects.
  • We have recently invested in our teaching laboratories, providing a cutting-edge learning environment using equipment to develop your skills ready for industry.
  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) – you’ll qualify for student membership, and for Membership as a graduate.

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; Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Measurement, Instrumentation, LabVIEW, and Interfacing Year 3: Compulsory modules; Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Electrodynamics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Project. Optional modules: Relativity and Cosmology, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Condensed Matter (Solid State and Soft Matter), Fluid Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

Professional bodies

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
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