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Birkbeck, University of London

Physics and Mathematics

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. You will need to demonstrate a good level of numeracy and English language skills, as well as a keen interest in physics and mathematics. Applicants are advised that this is a very intensive course, which requires a high level of commitment.

About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Part-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Mathematics

This intensive course will prepare you for physics, mathematics, engineering and computer science degrees. It includes study skills support and help with your application for degree study. You will gain an overview of the physical universe we inhabit, raising fascinating questions about its underlying structure and the nature of physics. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your problem-solving and laboratory skills.

Our team of lecturers, demonstrators and technicians are dedicated to providing a wide range of opportunities for adult learners interested in physics and mathematics and their application in understanding the physical world and related areas such as engineering.

On successful completion, you will be guaranteed an interview for a mathematics degree at Birkbeck.

Highlights

- Birkbeck's School of Science provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities at the heart of academic London.

- You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts, who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

- Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institution between Birkbeck and UCL, our Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Parts 1 and 2 of each subject are assessed by coursework and tests only, with some assignments completed in class and some at home. Part 3 includes both coursework and a final examination (in early June). The Saturday modules are assessed by coursework (Pass/Fail) only.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,250
per year
England
£5,250
per year
EU
£5,250
per year
International
£5,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,250
per year
Scotland
£5,250
per year
Wales
£5,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

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