BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
BSc
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer
A*A*A (to include Physics and Maths). We require a pass in the Practical Assessment in science A levels.
Typical contextual A-level offer
WP+ Grades A*AA (to include Physics and Maths with A* in Physics or Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in science A levels.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

38-37 points overall with 7,7,6 at Higher Level (to include Physics and Maths)

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at HL, provided the required grade is achieved.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
For entry in September 2020 there were 330 places/1800 applicants.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

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  • Join a physics Department ranked in the top 15 in the world, consistently, since 2011 (the Academic Ranking of World Universities).
  • Develop at a Department ranked 1st in England for physics and astronomy (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019), and associated with no fewer than 13 Nobel Prize winners.
  • Delve into the more mathematical and theoretical aspects of physics and enjoy plenty of flexibility in a broad undergraduate curriculum.
  • Be part of a Department with a consistently high record of student satisfaction, averaging 93% over ten years of the National Student Survey.

Open days

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View the recent undergraduate virtual open week recorded sessions.

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2021 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £25,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages .

Contact details

Department
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4021
Email
Website
https://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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