Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physics with Renewable Energy with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Physics with Renewable Energy Gain the solid physics background, technical knowledge and problem-solving skills required to play a central role in designing the energy systems of the future. Our distinctive Physics with Renewable Energy BSc will provide you with the numerical, programming, critical-thinking, digital and presentational skills needed to pursue a career in the ever-expanding low-carbon and sustainability employment sector. Why choose this course?

  • Specialise in a topic of global societal and ethical importance at a University that is sector leading in sustainability
  • Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021)
  • Dedicated first year modules will equip you with the fundamental mathematical, programming and practical skills required for effective academic study
  • Develop the core skills in mathematics and physics to focus on tacking some of the worlds renewable energy and climate change problems
  • 13th in England for Physics (Guardian University Guide, 2022)
Addressing climate change by switching from hydrocarbon reliance to renewable energy generation is a pivotal national and global challenge for the next 20 years and beyond. Physicists play a vital role in de-carbonising the economy by designing, developing and deploying technologies that generate, distribute and store renewable energy at scale. Based on the solid foundation of our existing accredited Single Honours Physics degree, our BSc will focus on:
  • the physics of renewable energy from wind, solar, hydroelectric, tidal, nuclear fission and fusion;
  • the distribution of renewable energy, the national grid and smart energy networks
  • energy efficiency, materials for renewable energy, storage solutions and batteries
  • computing, data-analysis and the application of Physics to solving real-world and world-changing problems.
About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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  • Year 1

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Physics with Renewable Energy with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS