University of Central Lancashire

Physics University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Are you inspired by the bizarre worlds of relativity and quantum mechanics? Do you have a passion to understand the fundamental principles that govern everything from atoms to galaxies? Then UCLan’s Physics degree courses provide thorough education in the subject, from nanophysics to lasers, and beyond. You will improve your mathematical skills, backed up by practical laboratory experience, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and how they apply to real situations. You will become highly proficient at problem solving and solving challenges by thinking creatively. These, along with the practical skills gained through planning experiments, processing, analysing, and interpreting data, are skills highly sought after by employers.

You will have the opportunity to study abroad, either a whole year of study with an approved international partner university, or a project within a collaborating research group, such as in Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, or with NASA in the USA.

Many of our BSc (Hons) graduates go on to further study, such as MSc degrees in a range of topics in physics and engineering. Some choose to train in teaching (PGCE), but most will find work in industry or government laboratories.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Physics, Introduction to Laboratory Physics (including the “Physics Challenge”), Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Mechanics, Applied Physics and Linear Systems, Functions, Vectors, and Calculus

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Electromagnetism and Waves, Thermal and Quantum Physics, Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Scientific Computing. Optional modules; Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Measurement, Instrumentation, LabVIEW, and Interfacing

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Electrodynamics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Project. Optional modules: Relativity and Cosmology, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Condensed Matter (Solid State and Soft Matter), Fluid Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Physics, Institute of

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F300
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

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
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points including A-Level B in Physics and Maths.
A level 120 UCAS Points including A-Level B in Physics and Maths. Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered with A-Level grade B Maths and Physics
Access to HE Diploma 122 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Maths, and 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics
Scottish Higher 120 UCAS Points including Physics and Maths at grade B.
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 120 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL5 in Physics and Maths
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 120 UCAS Points including Physics and Maths at H1
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Considered with A-Level grade B Maths and Physics


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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