Newcastle University

Physics Foundation Year Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Want to study physics at Newcastle, but not studying maths or science A levels (or equivalent)? If so, this Foundation Year programme is designed for you. Take this Foundation Year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to our three-year Physics BSc Honours degree.

You will study topics such as:
•foundation mathematics
•foundation physics
•individual project

On successful completion of your Foundation Year you are guaranteed entry to our Physics degree programme at Newcastle (subject to achieving the required grades).

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F304
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB AAB or A*BB in any subjects excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Overall DDD in a science or engineering discipline.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or higher. Grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.
Scottish Higher AAABB Preferably including Maths and Physics. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 D3,D3,M2 in Principle Subjects. Grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 35-37 points in any subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 H1H1H1H2H3 at Higher Level. Mathematics and Physics preferred at Higher Level but accepted at Ordinary Level grade O3 if not offered at Higher Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB in any subject at Advanced Higher. Mathematics and Physics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate has bypassed the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Mathematics and Physics is required.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


Course contact details

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0191 208 3333