• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Physics is a fundamental, curiosity-driven science that has applications in many other areas of science and a vast range of industries from telecommunications through to medicine and power generation. You will gain an understanding of the subject fundamentals, including quantum mechanics, relativity and electromagnetism, and apply this knowledge to solve problems, plan investigations, analyse results and to report and present your work. Your course will be informed by the research interests of staff: primarily astrophysics and condensed matter physics, all of whom contribute to the teaching programme. Regular laboratory sessions enable you to investigate unfamiliar phenomena and develop valuable transferable skills such as scientific writing, programming and presentation. We operate an open-door policy that gives excellent and flexible access to staff in seeking advice and feedback. Our Single Honours Physics programme builds upon, and then goes beyond, the core topics defined by the UK Institute of Physics to provide both breadth and depth of study, with an additional emphasis on mathematics and computing as tools for physical problem-solving.

Our teaching puts an emphasis on problem solving. This occurs in problem classes where practice problems are solved with staff and teaching assistants available to help; in laboratory teaching where practical and computational problems are addressed; and in directed work for assessment. Students are encouraged to call upon module leaders and year tutors for guidance. The staff will be willing to see students at almost any time (we operate an “open-door” policy) and there will be one-to-one progress interviews each semester. The teaching team will monitor progress and attendance, and will contact students if they are not achieving and advise on improvement strategies.

Students in the Physics (Hons) at Keele University  benefit from a flexible approach to learning the mathematical and computational skills that are essential to the learning and application of Physics. In years 1 and 2 there are dedicated Mathematics modules but Mathematics is also embedded as part of several other modules in each year. Similarly, although programming and computational skills are taught in specific modules, there is an expectation that these skills will increasingly be put into practice in later modules.


96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)

A Physics degree from Keele will prepare you for many different careers. Employers value versatile, numerate graduates who can analyse, investigate and communicate. You could take up roles as a research scientist, medical physicist, geophysicist, software engineer, or teacher; take on roles that are not directly related to physics such as in management or public services; or you might branch out to become a science writer, chartered accountant or IT consultant. Single Honours Physics is also ideal preparation for further study; many of our graduates go on to physics-related master’s degrees or perform research at a doctoral level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with International Year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity
  • Nature of matter
  • Scientific Programming
  • Scientific Practice
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Instrumentation Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements


  • A Level requirement ABC / BBB
  • To include Maths and Physics with at least a B in both Maths and Physics.
  • Maths at C (or 4) if not taken at A Level or AS-Level
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements DDM
  • You must have taken sufficient Maths and Physics units, please contact us for advice
  • 32 points to include Higher level Physics and Maths at 6.      
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must have taken sufficient Maths and Physics units, please contact us for advice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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