University of Leicester

Physics with Astrophysics University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is for you if... you want to understand the physics and mathematics of the constituent parts of the Universe at large. We are a top 5 Physics department (2017 Guardian League Table) and our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP).

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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

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 F3F5
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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 To include:
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

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


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

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

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University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Course contact details

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Admissions Office (UG Science and Engineering)

+44 (0) 116 252 5281