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This course is designed for those who do not have the qualifications needed for the BSc/MSci Physics, but who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science or workplace experience. In the preliminary year you will study mathematics and physics, and gain a good grounding in scientific study skills. You will then be ready to join the BSc Physics degree.
Year one gives you a comprehensive grounding in physics and mathematics, and year two focuses on the principles of physics. Flexibility and choice are key features of a Bristol Physics degree, and you may be able to transfer between courses in the first two years of the BSc.
Your final year includes a major project or dissertation. Project options include the Physics Education scheme, centred on teaching in a school, and the Industrial Group Project, based on a real problem set by industrial partners. Recent partners include Sellafield, Bristol Zoo, Siemens and The Fat Duck restaurant.
You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We provide physics-specific employability sessions and encourage you to develop a broad range of transferable skills. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Physics, Institute of
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.
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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
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
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|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
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This course is designed for students who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C (or above), or workplace experience.
For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Not accepted|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/physics/bsc-physics-preliminary-study/
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£10,750||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|