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Main entry requirements
Grades ABB from three A Levels. If you have not taken both Mathematics and Physics at A-level then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please note that we cannot accept subjects that make you eligible for direct entry (for example holding A-levels in both Mathematics and Physics). GCSE: All applicants need Grade B in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C in GCSE English Language.
Grades ABB. If you have not taken both Mathematics and Physics at Advanced Higher then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please note that we cannot accept subjects that make you eligible for direct entry (for example holding Advanced Highers in both Mathematics and Physics).
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction overall, plus Distinctions in either Maths for Technicians & Further Maths for Technicians or Further Engineering Maths & Calculus to solve Engineering problems modules. BTEC subject must be one of: • Aeronautical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering No other BTEC subjects will be accepted.
32 points overall, including 5 points in Standard or Higher Level Mathematics / Maths Studies. Please note we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for direct entry (for example both Mathematics and Physics 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 offers22%
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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 one-year full-time course is integrated with a further three-year undergraduate degree, and will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our BSc Physics. It is aimed at those who are highly motivated but who don’t have the traditional qualifications of UK mathematics and physics A Levels. Successful completion of this Foundation Year guarantees progression to one of seventeen subject areas, including Physics. You will study full time through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, and independent study, with three hours of laboratory practical work each week.
Whichever degree you are aiming for you will take six core modules: Electricity and Electronics, Engineering Principles, Coursework (including computer applications), Mathematics A and B, Mechanical Science, and Routes to Success. International students with an overall IELTS score of between 5.5 and 6.5 will replace one of the six modules above with English for Engineers and Scientists.
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