BSc Physics / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
A*A*A -A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Physics Practical Assessment in the newly reformed Physics A Level.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
39 points overall, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level Subjects (to include Physics and Maths)
- Number of places/applicants
- For entry in September 2016 there were 270 places/1200 applicants.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
In Years 1 and 2, the course provides a foundation in classical physics including dynamics, waves, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. At the same time newer concepts are introduced including the unification of space and time, the meaning of wave-particle duality and the relation between entropy and disorder. This introduction is taught through course units in special relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. These modern concepts and the techniques of classical physics lay the foundation for study in Year 3 during which you may choose from a wide range of options designed to develop your expertise in diverse topics including: atomic and molecular structure, solid state electronic devices, electro-magnetic radiation, lasers, stars and cosmology, particle and nuclear physics and the more advanced aspects of theoretical physics.
It is possible to transfer to the 4-year MPhys course at the beginning of your third year.
Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.
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