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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Physics
Student score
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

All BTEC subjects will be considered depending on their relevance to the degree programme you are applying for.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC must have a high level of Maths and Physics content.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

75%

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

£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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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

Physicists play an increasingly important role in the modern world. The skills developed through a study of physics are highly valued in a large number of key employment sectors including energy, construction, technology, communications and finance. On a more fundamental level, physics is essential to our understanding of how the universe works: from the behaviour of the smallest elementary particles to the movement of stars and galaxies. Theory and observations are vital to developing answers to questions about the universe and the inherent nature of matter, energy, space and time. Our areas of research strength are broad and include particle physics, astronomy, condensed matter and theoretical physics, allowing you to gain a degree with a wide knowledge of physics or to specialise in a particular area.

Modules

Queen Mary University of London

Queen's building, Mile End campus

With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

79%
21%

Year 2

60%
33%
7%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £20.8k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

10%

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 nearly a quarter of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree. 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. IT and engineering – also commanding decent salaries - are other popular industries for physics graduates.
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