Physics with Philosophy, B.Sc. | University of Sheffield | Sheffield, United Kingdom
36 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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In the Physics with Philosophy programme from University of Sheffield, you’ll cover most of the same topics as students on our standard Physics courses, and choose from philosophy topics that range from religion, ethics and politics, to feminism, art and death, to major thinkers such as Plato, Kant and Hegel.  


In your first two years in 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.

Key Features  

  • 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. 
  • There are also optional modules on topics such as relativity and the physics of music.


Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Motion and Heat
  • Fields and Quanta
  • Mathematics for Physicists and Astronomers 
  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Self and Society
  • Writing Philosophy

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Maths and Physics + B in a relevant EPQ
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, with 6,5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
  • BTEC | Not accepted
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAABB + AB in Maths and Physics
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + 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 36 credits at Distinction (all in Maths and Physics units) and 9 credits at Merit
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25670 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 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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