Coventry University

Physics Coventry University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The physics degree explores phenomena at all length scales, from the sub-atomic level (quantum mechanics) to the macroscopic scale (cosmology), and everything in between. It aims to train you to identify key aspects of physical phenomenon, as well as in the essential approximations required to carry out practical calculations.

An essential part of the course relies on understanding numerical and experimental processes and the uncertainties inherent to measurements. As such, there will be ample opportunity for you to engage with real-world data analysis and experimental techniques using activity-led learning, lab-before-lecture and flipped learning techniques, which have formed a long-standing part of Coventry University’s teaching and learning strategy.

The course will provide opportunities for you to engage in research through your final year project and summer research internships as well as benefitting from an optional industrial placement or study abroad year (subject to availability and application).

The three-year programme may be extended with an optional fourth year of study (subject to suitable performance in Year 3) in order to complete the integrated masters MPhys, which gives more specialised grounding in physics, which is particularly important for those considering a PhD in Physics.

Course details


For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.

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 F301
Institution code C85
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application. Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB to include A level Physics and a minimum of AS level Mathematics. Applicants who do not have A level Physics must have A level Mathematics plus one from Chemistry or Biology. Excludes General Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered on an individual basis.
Access to HE Diploma Considered on an individual basis.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics.

Coventry University recognise the new grade 4 as equivalent to grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points to include 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
Priory Street

Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions

02476 791791

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August - 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August - 10:00 - 16:00 Monday 19th August onwards - 8:30 - 17:00

Course contact details

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