What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Maths and Physics
ABBBC to include B in Mathematics
Plus A-level grade A in Physics. Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate mathematics equivalent to A-level grade B or above potentially during interview.
To include 6 in HL Mathematics and 5-6 in HL Physics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 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 supportNot available
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
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
Physicists seek to answer the big questions: Can the conditions that existed a few billionths of a second after the Big bang be recreated in the lab? How do fundamental constituents of matter such as quarks and leptons interact? How did the Universe begin? And can we understand what space and time are made of? Students gain unique insights into cutting edge areas of research, including superconductivity, nanotechnology, superstring theory and antimatter. The Year in Industry allows students to experience working as a professional scientist while during their degree course, and the placement organization can be tailored to their interests. Our experience producing high calibre graduates in Theoretical Physics, some of whom work in e.g. high performance computing, informs our Industrial year placement options. Research projects cover all aspects of Theoretical Physics, all with expert supervision, and are a reflection of our current research portfolio. We are a very friendly and caring Department in a traditional University. All successful applicants who make Swansea their first choice are guaranteed University Accommodation for their first year. The compact and friendly campus offers a superb seafront location close to the magnificent Gower Penninsula. Physics graduates have a wide choice of career options and good graduate earnings potential.
Year 1: 12 compulsory modules. Year 2: 10 compulsory modules plus 1 option from a list of 4. Year 3: 9 compulsory modules, including a research project, plus 2 options from a list of 4.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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