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Physics is concerned with the most fundamental questions about nature. It’s an inspiring subject that enables you to cultivate your abstract, creative reasoning and your practical, applied knowledge.
During the first two years of this three-year degree, you’ll explore some major themes in physics. And in your final year project, you’ll be given the chance to research a specific topic of your choice.
Throughout the course you will develop an impressive range of transferable skills in mathematics, communication and collaborative work. You will also build practical professional skills in areas like academic research, analytical problem solving and computing. These are highly sought-after skills for which employers in several sectors specifically prefer physics graduates.
Physics is not only a fascinating discipline, but a highly regarded qualification too. Study with us at UEA and you’ll develop a deep curiosity about the workings of our universe and gain powerful scientific skills to employ in a huge range of areas, so you’ll leave as a highly employable graduate.
Our three-year degree programme introduces you to many of the major themes in physics in your first year, before providing more advanced teaching in the second and third years, when you can specialise in a particular field. Your course will culminate in a final year project, giving you the chance to research a topic of your own choosing.
Your first year will consist of six compulsory modules, giving you a solid grounding in a wide range of topics. You’ll be introduced to key physics concepts, start developing crucial mathematical skills, and learn about some of the scientific fields that these skills can be applied to. Modules cover topics including light, atoms, , mechanics, electromagnetism, , the dynamic planet and astrophysics.
Your second year will enable you to start selecting modules that interest you. Options will include covering electronics, oceanography, meteorology, geophysics, special relativity and renewable energy.
You’ll build on what you’ve learnt in year one, with teaching in intermediate physics topics, mathematics for scientists, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.
Your final year is your chance to really direct your own learning, by selecting optional modules from the huge range we offer. Plus you’ll be taught advanced physics topics and laboratory skills.
Your independent research project will form a large part of your final year of study. Working with an expert supervisor, it will enable you to delve deeper into a real problem in physics.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
In your first year, you’ll be given a foundation in a broad range of physics topics, including quantum mechanics, astrophysics, mathematics and relativity. You’ll build on this basis in your second year with teaching in intermediate physics topics and advanced mathematics, while beginning to customise your degree with a number of optional modules in diverse fields. You can choose to complement your compulsory modules with a focus on electronics, energy, oceans, tectonics or meteorology. In your final year, you’ll have an even greater choice of modules to study alongside advanced physics topics and an independent research project.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||or ABC Including Mathematics and Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
|Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits of Mathematics and 12 level 3 credits of Physics.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||Including Mathematics and Physics at HL 5. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||Including Mathematics and Physics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4/C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||• IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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