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The physics degree explores phenomena at all length scales, from the sub-atomic level (quantum mechanics) to the macroscopic scale (cosmology), and everything in between. It aims to train you to identify key aspects of physical phenomenon, as well as in the essential approximations required to carry out practical calculations.
An essential part of the course relies on understanding numerical and experimental processes and the uncertainties inherent to measurements. As such, there will be ample opportunity for you to engage with real-world data analysis and experimental techniques using activity-led learning, lab-before-lecture and flipped learning techniques, which have formed a long-standing part of Coventry University’s teaching and learning strategy.
The course will provide opportunities for you to engage in research through your final year project and summer research internships as well as benefitting from an optional industrial placement or study abroad year (subject to availability and application).
The three-year programme may be extended with an optional fourth year of study (subject to suitable performance in Year 3) in order to complete the integrated masters MPhys, which gives more specialised grounding in physics, which is particularly important for those considering a PhD in Physics.The course aims to provide a solid grounding in understanding fundamental concepts in physics.
You will be taught to translate this understanding into mathematical and computational models, which then allow physical and real world problems to be solved using a variety of tools. Over the course of your studies, you will have the chance to learn a variety of analytical and numerical tools used by physicists to tackle various problems. Learning the scientific process which lies under every area of study can allow you to become a well-trained graduate with strong problem solving skills.
For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.
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!
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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.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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Recruitment and Admissions
Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August - 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August - 10:00 - 16:00 Monday 19th August onwards - 8:30 - 17:00