What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade A.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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This is a four year variant of the BSc Physics degree. The third year of this degree includes project work connected to our industrial partners, which involves solving a 'real' problem posed by a company or other external organisation as part of a team. In the final year you will complete an extended investigative project. Examples of recent project topics include vortices in superfluids, nanoscale probe microscopy of graphene, quantum dots and other novel quantum nanostructures.
Year 1: The physical universe; classical mechanics; electric and magnetic fields; thermal properties of matter; quantum physics; functions and differentiation; integration; series and differential equations; complex methods; vector calculus; vectors and vector algebra / IT skills; basic physics skills / communication skills; oscillations and waves / practical lab i; electrical circuits and instruments / practical lab ii; optics and optical instruments / practical lab iii. Year 2: Maths i; maths ii; quantum mechanics; thermal properties of matter; experimental lab i; experimental lab ii; experimental lab iii; programming and modelling; electromagnetism, waves and optics; relativity, nuclei and particles; electromagnetism; relativity; waves and optics; nuclei and particles. Year 3: Particle physics; general physics examination paper; atomic physics; statistical physics; physics of fluids; matter at low temperature; quantum information processing; astronomy; space physics; solid state physics; practical short-projects; industrial group project; groups and symmetries; flavour physics; physics of global warming; energy; computer modelling; lasers and applications; solid state physics ii; short project i (phys); short project ii (phys); short project iii (phys). Year 4: MPhys project; MPhys literature search; quantum transport in low dimensional nanostructures; advanced relativity and gravity; advanced magnetism; semiconductor device physics; lasers and applications; quantum information processing; experimental methods in particle physics; physics of fluids; groups and symmetries; flavour physics; physics of global warming; energy; computer modelling; gauge theories; advanced electrodynamics and gravity; matter at low temperature; research presentation skills.
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How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||38%||31%||33%||13%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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