Physics with Philosophy, Bachelor | University of Sheffield | Sheffield, United Kingdom
48 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Physics with Philosophy course at University of Sheffield is great preparation for a career in research, whether you want to focus on the fundamental questions that physics raises about the nature of existence, or refine your logical thinking abilities to help solve problems in industry.  


You’ll cover most of the same topics as students on our standard Physics courses, and choose modules from the university’s Department of Philosophy that range from religion, ethics and politics, to feminism, art and death, to major thinkers such as Plato, Kant and Hegel.

Key Features 

  • In your first two years of the Physics with Philosophy programme at University of Sheffield, you’ll do the essential physics that all of our students cover: heat, motion, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. 
  • You will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional philosophy modules, which range from religion, ethics and politics, to feminism, the arts and death.
  • In practical classes, you’ll run experiments using the equipment in our modern laboratories to help you understand how important theories apply to the real world. In optional programming classes you can learn skills that are key to modern physics and valuable in many graduate careers, from data science to computer game design.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Classical and Quantum Physics
  • Special Relativity & Subatomic Physics
  • Ethics 
  • Ethics: Theoretical and Practical
  • Formal Logic
  • Metaphysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | AAB, including AA in Maths and Physics + A in a relevant EPQ
  • International Baccalaureate | 36, with 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
  • BTEC | Not accepted
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAAAB + AA in Maths and Physics
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | A + AA in Maths and Physics
  • Access to HE Diploma | Access to HE Diploma in science: 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, including 39 credits at Distinction (all in Maths and Physics units), and 6 credits at Merit
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25670 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 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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