University of Exeter

Physics University of Exeter Degree level: Undergraduate


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Our MPhys/BSc Physics programmes give you an excellent understanding of mainstream physics and develop your scientific intuition. While the first year is common for all students, these programmes allow you to have the widest variety of options to choose from and modules in other subjects, such as engineering or languages (termed ‘electives’), are also available to you.

Our BSc degrees are three-year programmes that give you a sound education in physics and lead on to a diverse range of careers. The four-year MPhys degrees take you further and give you a great opportunity to specialise in a research theme in which we excel, from astrophysics and quantum physics, through to electromagnetic and acoustic materials and biomedical physics. Normally students can transfer between any of the programmes during the first year. All our programmes can lead naturally on to PhD-level research or towards a more specialised qualification such as an MSc, and all are accredited by the Institute of Physics.

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 F300
Institution code E84
Campus name University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
Campus code -

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 A*AA - AAB Excluding General Studies
At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD - DDD Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction - Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics required
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits Pass the Access to with 18 L3 credits at distinction grade in Physics and 18 L3 credits at distinction grade in Maths. An A-level style Maths test may be required as part of an interview and please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements. Please also see our GCSE requirements.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - AAABB At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 - 34 points Applicants will be considered with IB 38-34 OR 766 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have at least Grade 5 in either HL Maths or Physics and Grade 6 in either HL Maths or Physics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA - ABB At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics required

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 required

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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