What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including Mathematics and Physics.
Grades AABBB at Higher Level including Mathematics and Physics.
DDM plus grade B at A-Level in Mathematics.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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£9,000
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 for you if you wish to study the most fundamental of the sciences. Physics is concerned with the study of matter and energy on all scales from the sub-atomic to the size of the observable Universe. As a Physics student you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and impact of modern physics and the use of mathematics, computing and experimentation to solve important real-world problems. We are a top 5 Physics department (2016 Guardian League Table) and our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). The breadth of content and the quality of teaching in all of our degrees reflects the wide-ranging research excellence in the Department. No matter where your interests lie, you will be taught by international experts. Our excellent staff-student ratio (among the best in the UK) means you will benefit from lots of small-group teaching, regular feedback and support â?? including weekly tutorials, problem classes, and research projects in every year. Our flexible courses allow you to select options and projects from a broad range, or to specialise in astrophysics or space science and technology. You can mix and match modules from different specialities to suit your interests and career aspirations. The Department has an outstanding track record of graduate employment. We have strong links with world leading companies in industry, business and scientific research, and you will have the opportunity to enhance your CV by working on an optional ten week research project with one of our industrial partners. You can also add to your experience and achievements by mentoring students in local schools, spending time abroad at one of our partner universities, or working on one of our student led projects outside of the curriculum.
First Year: You will study core topics in physics and mathematics including atoms and quanta, light and matter, and electricity and magnetism. Second Year: The core programme builds upon the First Year foundations and includes relativity and particles, waves and fields, condensed matter physics and electromagnetism. Third Year: Core topics include quantum physics, atoms and nuclei, radiation and matter and plasma physics. A semester-long pair project provides you with research experience in a subject of your choice.
Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building!
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||36%||30%||24%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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