Physics with Theoretical Physics (3 years) [BSc]

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UCAS course code: F345

UCAS institution code: M20

Degree awarded: BSc

Duration: 3 years

Number of places/applicants: For entry in September 2017 there were 310 places/1700 applicants.

Typical A level offer: A*A*A-A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 37 points overall with 7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (to include Physics and Maths)

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Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 9220

How to apply: Apply through UCAS .

Course description

Physics with Theoretical Physics is aimed at students interested in the more mathematical and theoretical aspect of physics. The course provides a solid grounding in all aspects of physics, both theoretical and experimental, although a significant amount of practical work is replaced by lecture courses and project work in theoretical physics. In the first two years, you study the topics of advanced mechanics, advanced mathematics and computational physics. In third year, you study in more depth topics of particular interest to you, for example, quantum theory, electrodynamics and general relativity.

It is possible to transfer to the 4-year MPhys course at the beginning of your third year.

Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook. Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme:


Fees for entry in 2018 have not yet been set. For entry in 2017 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2018 entry.

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