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Physics with Theoretical Physics (Hons)

36 months
25700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics (Hons) degree offered by Loughborough University you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills of a theoretical physicist and the physics thinking that has the potential to alter the way you look at the world around you.


By studying in the BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics (Hons) degree offered by Loughborough University, you will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories in our recently opened STEMLab teaching and research facility, allowing you to gain hands-on practical experience valued in the workplace.

Our BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics degree will provide a solid understanding of core physics with an emphasis on theory, and on the formulation and solving of physics problems using mathematics and computing. Over the three years of the course you will study such areas as symmetry, conservation laws, electromagnetism, relativity, condensed matter, quantum physics and physics of materials, with advanced physics modules informed by departmental research in the final year, the chance to carry out an individual project and optional modules that allow you to tailor the course to your particular interests.

In addition to the core physics course you will take additional modules that will provide the opportunity to think like a theoretical physicist and understand what it means to progress the theoretical underpinnings of physics.

The option of undertaking a placement year will allow you to gain skills and knowledge sought-after in the workplace, making our graduates highly employable.

What's the difference between MPhys and BSc?

On the BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics degree you will seek to appreciate the cutting edge of the discipline, whereas on the MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics degree you will be provided with opportunities to contribute original findings to the discipline itself.

All our innovative new courses include BSc and MPhys options and an advanced research project.

The MPhys courses may be taken in four or five years. The five-year version of the course includes either a sandwich year of employment in industry or a year of study abroad between the second and the third or the third and the fourth year of study.

You can change the shape of your studies as your interests evolve. Many transfer possibilities exist. You can delay the choice between MPhys and BSc course until the end of Year 2.

Your future career

Our excellent industry links within the Department of Physics is a correlation to the strong track record in graduate employability. Our students graduate with transferable skills and are equipped with the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge required to progress in a professional science related career. The wide-ranging transferable skills allow our students to pursue non-physics careers such as education, management, and finance.

2018 Physics graduates have been able to pursue rewarding careers with organisations including The Manufacturing Technology Centre, AECOM, National Instruments and Systra Ltd.  


The Physics degree courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). Holders of accredited degrees are eligible for IOP membership and can follow a route to professional registration as a RSci or CPhys.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics Laboratory I

  • Computational Physics I

  • Methods, Philosophy and Frontiers of Physical Science

  • Mathematics for Physics I

  • Core Physics III: Quantum Physics

  • Complex Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-Level: ABB including Maths and Physics (Applicants without A level Physics may be considered on a case by case basis)

  • IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Maths and Physics at HL

  • BTEC: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Engineering: DDD with Distinctions in units 1-5 (Applied Science) or in units 1, 7, 8, 19 - 21, 25, 29 or 31 or 35 (Engineering) plus A Level Maths grade B.

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science or in Engineering Grades Distinction Distinction including Distinctions in units 1-5 (Applied Science) or in units 1, 7, 8, 19 - 21, 25, 29 or 31 or 35 (Engineering) plus A Level Grade B in Maths.

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Grade Distinction plus A Level Grades AB from Maths and Physics 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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