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Studying a physics degree at Coventry University you will have the opportunity to delve into the laws governing the universe, from a microscopic (particles and atoms) to an astronomical scale (planets and galaxies), and everything in between.
A degree in physics opens the door to a huge range of rewarding careers.
Technological advances such as the current digital revolution, quantum computing, and holographic screens were driven by the curiosity of generations of scientists investigating the fundamental principles of physics. Future advances will likewise depend on our evolving understanding of physics. Since ancient times, critical thinking has been at the heart of all physical theory. It is a tradition in physics to question everything, to take nothing for granted, to test theory against experiments until one reaches a coherent and satisfying model of the world around us. Studying this exciting subject will provide students the opportunity to develop practical, experimental and strong problem-solving skills. This opens the door not only to careers in all areas of science, engineering and teaching, but thanks to the transferable nature of the skills developed, physics graduates are also much appreciated in areas as diverse as data science, actuarial science, finance and banking.
Coventry University has long-standing research in many areas of theoretical and experimental physics: Fluid Mechanics, Magneto Hydrodynamics, Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics and Complex Systems, Nanophysics, Cosmology and Lasers, to mention a few.
Our study themes are:
- Statistical Mechanics: including Critical Phenomena and Phase Transition, Soft Condensed Matter
- Fluid Dynamics: including Advanced Fluid Mechanics
- Scientific Programming: including Programming for Physics, Intermediate Programming and Computational Physics.
The research and teaching teams have strong expertise in all keys area listed above. Through the study of those modules students will have the chance to develop important transferable skills including both group and individual work, time management, critical reflection on their own and others work as well as written and verbal presentation to both experts and non-experts.
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|
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
|A level||BBB||to include A level Physics and a minimum of AS level Mathematics. Applicants who do not have A level Physics must have A level Mathematics plus one from Chemistry or Biology. Excludes General Studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered on an individual basis.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Considered on an individual basis.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics.
Coventry University recognise the new grade 4 as equivalent to grade C.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||to include 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level.|
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course.
The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.
If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|