University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physics

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Course summary

You will learn about the fundamental building blocks and forces of nature and how quantum physics and relativity help us understand the world around us. Year one gives you a comprehensive grounding in physics and mathematics, and year two focuses on the principles of physics. Flexibility and choice are key features of a Bristol physics degree. You are usually able to transfer between courses in the first two years, and a range of options in the final year means you can specialise in your chosen field or take a more general approach. Your third year includes a major project or dissertation. Project options include the Physics Education scheme, centred on teaching in a school, and the Industrial Group Project, based on a real problem set by industrial partners. Recent partners have included Sellafield, Bristol Zoo, Siemens and The Fat Duck restaurant. You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We provide physics-specific employability sessions and encourage you to develop a broad range of transferable skills, including problem solving and the ability to communicate complicated concepts. Our graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • Physics, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F300
Institution code:
B78
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2022/physics/bsc-physics/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
68%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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
International £25900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physics at University of Bristol - UCAS