How to apply
Advice to applicants
Our primary selection criteria are based on academic achievements and potential. The personal statement is not normally used to distinguish applicants as long as it is sensibly written and in good English. Applicants to this course can change to any of our Physics-based degree courses at any time up to the start of the academic year.
Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests
We would be interested in any work experience, although we realise that this is very difficult to find in relevant areas.
Promising applicants based in the UK and the EU will be invited to attend one of our UCAS visit days, to meet staff and current students, take part in an academic interview and find out what it's like to be a student here.
Due to the current situation, interviews will be held online.
Returning to education
We welcome applicants who are returning to education and are as flexible as possible when making offers.
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
We are happy to consider applicants from overseas. We have no quota limitations for overseas applicants.
We will consider applicants who wish to defer on a case by case basis. We normally guarantee a place in the current year should the applicant's gap year plans change.
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.
Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting
We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in different sittings.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
We are happy to consider students who want to transfer from other courses within the University. Transfers from other institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.