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What A-levels do you need to study physics?

If you want to study physics at university, then it's crucial that you pick the right A-levels. Here's how to make sure you are on the right path...

Not only is physics a must-have subject, but maths is essential too. A small number of courses will accept just one of these, but study both to keep all your options open.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Maths.
  • Physics.

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Further maths.
  • Chemistry.
Take a look at individual physics courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending. 

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Bear in mind that even similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to physics, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.


Where could your A-levels take you?

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