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This is for you if... you wish to study the most fundamental of the sciences. Physics is concerned with the study of matter and energy on all scales from the sub-atomic to the size of the cosmological. We are a top 5 Physics department (2017 Guardian League Table) and our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP).
Our course is very flexible: you can mix and match modules from different specialities (pure and applied physics, astrophysics, and space science and technology) to suit your interests and career aspirations as they develop throughout your time at university. For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, lab sessions, seminars, workshop classes and project work. Training in scientific computation and programming is built into each degree.
Assessment includes exams and course work (such as workshop and seminar problem classes). Lab work is primarily assessed in real time and project work is assessed through written reports and oral presentations.
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
- Year 2
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics and Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in relevant subject, plus obtain grade B in Mathematics at A-Level.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Diploma in relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 30 credits in Physics and Maths at Distinction. Plus grade B at A-Level in Mathematics.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBBB||Grade A required in Mathematics and Physics.|
|AS||2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level, must be alongside Mathematics and Physics A-Level.|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||
5 in HL Maths and 5 in HL Physics
OR 6 in HL Maths and 6 in SL Physics.
OR 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths
Maths Studies not accepted in place of Maths.
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3||including H2 in Mathematics or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Must be in relevant subject, accepted when combined with A-Level Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted when combined with Mathematics and Physics A-Level's.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||including Mathematics and Physics.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||ABB from two A-levels including Mathematics and Physics and the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Skills Challenge.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|