48 months
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Physics with Foundation Year programme covers the core mathematics required to successfully complete the Physics degree programme at The University of Exeter.

Visit the official programme website for more information


We believe that fair access to higher education is a fundamental enabler for social mobility and are committed to delivering this through our education. We aim to widen participation and raise attainment - bridging gaps in retention, progression and success - to ensure our students enjoy the best possible outcome.

  • You’ll be learning in a friendly and structured environment and will be supported academically and personally as you prepare to study the Physics undergraduate degree
  • Provided you achieve the specific progression criteria, you will progress into Year 1 of our BSc Physics programme which has a Foundation Year
  • Depending upon the qualifications you’ve gained prior to beginning the Foundation programme it may be possible to transfer to an undergraduate programme in Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Engineering which have a foundation year and provided you meet the entry requirements for that programme

Your future

Employability skills are an integral part of the physics curriculum. The flexibility and adaptability of a well-trained physicist is appreciated by employers: they acknowledge the benefits of excellent problem solving skills, an educated scientific intuition, and the confidence to be able to grasp new concepts quickly.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Exploring Mathematics
  • Foundation Statistics
  • Science: Skills and Culture

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-Level BBC Maths B and B from Physics
  • IB 28/554 Maths HL 5 and Physics HL 5
  • BTEC DMM Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also require at least one grade B and a grade B in GCE AL Maths and Physics
  • GCSE 4/C Grade 4/C in GCSE English language

Tuition Fee

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  • National

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

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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