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This interesting and challenging Physics & Philosophy MSci will enable you to investigate the connection between these two subjects and take this study to master’s level in both. You will study the fundamental aspects of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. Studying philosophy will help you to develop your understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develop skills in reasoning and arguments.
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|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||A*AB - AAA||
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. AAA including A in both Mathematics and Physics OR A*AB including A* Mathematics and A in Physics OR A*AB including A in Mathematics and A* in Physics.
NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 0 credits
|Access to Science Diploma (or similar subject). This must include substantial focus at Level 3 (with Distinction) on both Mathematics and Physics.|
|Scottish Higher||AAB||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3 - D2, D3, M2||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Three Pre-U Principal subjects at either: D3 D3 D3 including D3 in both Mathematics and Physics OR D2 D3 M2 including D2 Mathematics and D3 Physics OR D2 D3 M2 including D3 Mathematics and D2 Physics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||
Including either 6,6,6 at Higher Level with HL6 in both Mathematics and Physics OR 7,6,5 at Higher Level including HL7 in Mathematics and HL6 in Physics OR 7,6,5 at Higher Level including HL6 in Mathematics and HL7 in Physics. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2||Must include Higher Mathematics and Physics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics.|
Required subjects: Physics and Mathematics
In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to consider students who are not studying Physics, but are studying Maths and Further Maths. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants will be required to attend an academic interview.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 6|
|PTE Academic||59 overall with a minimum of 54 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each skills|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with pass in each skill|
We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band E.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
King's Clearing Line
+44 (0) 207 848 7000
Lines open 9:00 - 17:00 at the number above
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King's Admissions Office
+44 (0) 207 848 7000