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Main entry requirements
Including Mathematics, Physics and one other academic subject at A level, or equivalent, excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Maths and Physics.
This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.
including 6,6,6 in Higher level subjects to include both Physics and Mathematics.
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 offers96%
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 course will combine rigorous theoretical learning with exciting and dynamic research activity, to give you a strong practical and theoretical understanding of the complex world of physics. You will be guided throughout by a dedicated team of physicists, who are world renowned for pushing the frontiers of research in Physics. The high calibre teaching is supported by access to state-of-the-art facilities, where you will conduct your own research and put your theoretical knowledge into practise. These include a dedicated cold atoms research laboratory, magnetic resonance imaging spectrometers, and nanofabrication facility cleanrooms.
The first two years are identical to the BSc programme and you will build up your knowledge of the subject through modules in the core elements of physics. In your third year, in addition to pursuing advanced subjects in physics, you will take modules in mathematical applications and communication skills that prepare you for the unique teaching environment of the final year. The fourth year is taught in a completely different way. You do not take any examinations, but instead you will undertake a range of activities (mini projects, presentations and similar), which are synoptic in nature, interweaving the subjects that you learned in previous years to develop a broad understanding of physics.
A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
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2:1 or above
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