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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:
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
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.
|Campus name||Main Site (Newcastle)|
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
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|