King's College London, University of London

Physics and Philosophy King's College London, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: King’s College London


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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

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

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Course code VF53
Institution code K60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Test Grade Additional details
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.

Band E

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

For International fees, please visit our tuition fee pages for more information: All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 (this will be £5,000 for Medical and Dental programmes) against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

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