On a foundation of advanced physics, you'll build your understanding of theoretical techniques. You'll use mathematical analysis and an array of computational methods to address complex problems. You'll learn key skills of analysis and research, write scientific reports to industry standards, and simulate huge physical systems using our supercomputers.
Work with world-renowned physicists using sophisticated equipment to probe the nature of existence and push the boundaries of research. You will learn to utilise supercomputers like York's own Viking cluster, developing parallel code to model complex physical systems.
Careers and skills
Graduates of the Theoretical Physics (Hons) course at the University of York are sought by employers in a huge range of disciplines. The skills you will learn - analysis, mathematics, problem-solving - are relevant in industries from finance to software development. All of this is supported by the York-led White Rose Industrial Physics Academy; a dedicated resource to facilitate collaboration between students and industry. Alternatively, many of our graduates progress to postgraduate degrees at York and other leading universities.
We're committed to supporting our students' career development and employability - it's embedded in our core teaching. We organise activities from careers fairs to leadership building exercises to ensure you're prepared to enter the jobs market with a competitive edge.
Companies that York physics graduates have gone on to work for include: BAE Systems, E.ON, De Vere, The Home Office, Jaguar Land Rover, John Lewis, the Science and Technology Council, and Virgin Money.
Our graduates are working as:
- accelerator physicist
- financial coordinator
- IT analyst and consultant
- electrical engineer
- environmental modeller
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- Computational and Mathematical Techniques for Theoretical Physics
- Computational Laboratory
- Electromagnetism and Optics
- Quantum Physics
- Thermodynamics and Solid State
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhysics General Engineering & Technology View 1183 other Bachelors in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAA including Physics and Maths. This must include a pass in all practical components (where offered).
- D3, D3, D3 including Physics and Maths
- 85% overall, with 85% in Physics and Maths
- 36 points overall, including 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
International foundation programme
- Foundation Certificate from our International Pathway College or an appropriate alternative.
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International26800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26800 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.