What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade B.
6 (Mathematics) 5 (Physics) 5 at higher level.
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.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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£4,030
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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'Physics is an enabling discipline showing how to do things thought impossible and helping others refine their approach. Physics is to the rest of science what machine tools are to engineering.' Sir John Pendry 'Physics allows us to write with a piece of chalk on a blackboard the very structure of the universe and the shape of it. I meanâ?Š What's not to love?' Dara O'Briain Physics studies how the universe works - from the smallest atomic nucleus to the largest galaxy. It includes conceptual challenges such as quantum theory, relativity and chaos theory, and lies at the heart of most modern technology - for example the computer, the laser and the Internet. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has the highest teaching standards and is recognised nationally as being one of the leading centres for research. Physics at Queen's obtained an excellent grade in the last subject-based Teaching Quality Assessment exercise, while in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 50 per cent of the scientific research carried out by staff was internationally excellent or world-leading. This strong link between research and teaching in Physics at Queen's means our graduates obtain one of the best degrees available for understanding our recent scientific advances, and playing a part in our increasingly technological society.
Level 0: 2 pure mathematics; 2 applied mathematics; 2 physics. Level 1: 2 physics modules; vector algebra and dynamics; vector field theory; applicable mathematics or pure mathematics modules. Level 2: Approved combination of 6 modules from: quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics; electromagnetism and electromagnetic radiation; solid state physics and devices; atomic and nuclear physics; astronomy and solar terrestrial physics; classical mechanics; differential equations of applied mathematics; methods of applied mathematics; numerical analysis; fluid mechanics and electromagnetism. Level 3: Approved combination of 6 modules from: electromagnetic theory; quantum theory; tensor field theory; calculus of variations; 2 of the following: theoretical physics project; solid state physics; astrophysics; advanced numerical analysis; advanced mathematical methods.
Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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