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King's College London, University of London

Physics with a year Abroad (4 years)

UCAS Code: F305
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physics
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
95% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. AAB including A in both Mathematics and Physics. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Scottish Highers

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDD with 12 Distinctions and Mathematics A-level at grade A. NOTE: In order to satisfy the physics requirement, if you have BTECs you need to offer the following modules at Distinction: 6, 7, 8, 9 and one of 14, 17, 20 or 44.

International Baccalaureate

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including 6 in both Mathematics and Physics. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 93 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Physics with a year abroad BSc programme gives you the opportunity to study a physics degree in the heart of London, with a year at a university in Europe, Asia or the USA. The year abroad will allow you to experience different approaches to physics and demonstrate your capacity to study and work in an overseas environment. You may also choose to include language modules in your degree to develop your skills.


King's College London, University of London

Campus building

King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
463 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the subject has seen a bit of resurgence in recent years, the UK is still felt to be short of physics graduates, and in particular physicists training as teachers. If you want a career in physics research — in all sorts of areas, from atmospheric physics to lasers - you'll probably need to take a doctorate, and so have a think about where you would like to do that and how you might fund it (the government funds many physics doctorates, so you might not find it as hard as you think). With that in mind, it's not surprising that just over a fifth of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree, and well over a third of physicists take some kind of postgraduate study in total. Physics is highly regarded and surprisingly versatile, which is why physics graduates who decide not to stay in education are more likely to go into well-paid jobs in the finance industry than they are to go into science. The demand and versatility of physics degrees goes to explain why they're amongst the best-paid science graduates.
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