What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
BCC including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English (Mathematics or Physics).
BBBB including Maths and Physics, plus English at Standard Grade.
24 points including Maths and Physics at 4 points at Higher level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers77%
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
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Year 1: Core modules in Physics and mathematics with a choice of other subjects from a wide portfolio of science, engineering or computer-related topics; the physics modules cover core concepts in thermodynamics; properties of matter; electricity and magnetism; mechanics and optics along with a laboratory programme using a wide range of modern equipment, carrying out experiments in topics as diverse as ultrasonics and astrophysics. Year 2: Students take physics and mathematics core modules only but branching out into atomic and nuclear physics, electronics, vibrations and waves; practical and professional skills are also developed. Year 3: Electromagnetism; relativity; thermodynamics; quantum, nuclear and solid state physics; astrophysics and mathematical modelling along with more extended practical laboratory work. Optional industrial placement. Year 4 (Honours): Advanced developments of subjects studied in Year 3, with additional topics: statistical physics; medical physics and nanophysics; skills and knowledge are used for an original research problem, this is normally carried out along with a research group or under the supervision of a member of staff with research interests and experience in the chosen field; project topics span the full range of physics and its applications.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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