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University of Nottingham

Physics with Medical Physics

UCAS Code: F350
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Physics
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

Score of 6,6,6 in Higher Level Subjects to include both Physics and Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

50%

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

This course offers the unique opportunity to study the fundamental elements of physics, alongside medical physics and elements of biophysics. You will enjoy teaching from world-class academics in Physics and Astronomy, whose cutting edge research projects inspire many of the innovative and exciting modules on offer. This learning will be enhanced by lectures delivered from practising medical physicists from our adjacent Queenâ??s Medical Centre, one of Europeâ??s largest accident and emergency hospitals. This is a valuable opportunity not only to develop high levels of theoretical understanding, but also to gain a real insight into the application of physics principles in the medical world.

Modules

Year 1: Mathematics for physics and astronomy; from Newton to Einstein; introductory experimental physics; quantitative physics; frontiers in physics. Year 2: Health physics; wave phenomena; thermal and statistical physics; molecular biophysics; intermediate experimental physics. Year 3: From accelerators to medical imaging; atoms, photons and fundamental particles; introduction to solid-state physics; functional medical imaging. Optional modules: Extreme astrophysics; imaging and manipulation at the nanoscale; the structure of stars; symmetry and action principles in physics; atmospheric physics; introduction to cosmology; soft condensed matter; scientific computing; quantum coherent phenomena; principles of dynamics.

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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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
26%
14%

Year 1

68%
21%
11%

Year 2

77%
21%
2%

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 95%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
473 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

4%

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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