University of York

Physics with a foundation year University of York Degree level: Undergraduate


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Physics studies the fundamental forces of the Universe and the nature of waves, particles, and the structure of matter.

The Foundation Year course offers an opportunity for those who have potential, but who do not possess appropriate qualifications, to develop the skills needed to progress to completing one of our degree programmes. The course is aimed at two main groups of people:

Mature students (Over the age of 21) seeking a change in career OR
Students obtaining A levels qualifications who have not studied Physics and/or Mathematics to A level standard. However this is not a refresher course for those with poor marks in Physics and Maths.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Applicants who have completed Mathematics AND Physics at A Level are not eligible for this programme.

The Foundation Year course is designed for mature students seeking a career change or for students who have been unable to study Physics and/or Maths to A level standard. Due to the very individual background of education and work experience, applications are considered on an individual basis.

Typically, applicants are required to demonstrate they have achieved the equivalent of A level standard of study and have demonstrated the ability to complete the course-work load equivalent to simultaneously taking three A levels. All offers are determined on an individual basis after completing a successful academic interview with the department. Places on the Foundation Year are limited and we invite students to contact us if they would like to query applicable qualifications for entry onto the course.

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English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,080 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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