Physics with Space Science, B.Sc. | University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
36 months
22600 USD/year
9250 USD/year
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When we look up at the stars, it’s impossible not to wonder. This Physics with Space Science degree at the University of Leicester takes your curiosity seriously. Alongside the fundamentals of physics, you’ll study areas like space astronomy, Earth observation, rocket propulsion and human spaceflight.


As a Physics with Space Science student at the University of Leicester you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and impact of modern physics and the use of mathematics, computing and experimentation to solve important real world problems, and develop specialised knowledge of space science.

All our Physics students study the same core of fundamental physics and maths, based on Institute of Physics (IOP) 'core of physics' material. This includes classical mechanics, waves and fields, electromagnetism, special relativity, thermodynamics, quantum and atomic physics.

Why Leicester?

  • All our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • We operate an open door policy, which means teaching staff make themselves available throughout the day for you to get the support you need.
  • The academic staff in the School have written or edited dozens of books and publish regularly in major national and international journals. Where other people only get to read what our experts think, you will be working directly with them, learning from them in lectures and questioning them in seminars.
  • In your final year you will gain experience of scientific research by working with our staff on real physics research problems. Recent examples of projects include: black holes and the Higgs mechanism, analysis of Martian rocks, the evolution of planet-forming discs, and novel medical ultrasound techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Light and Matter
  • Waves and Quanta
  • Experimental Physics
  • Relativity, Quantum Physics and Particles
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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/AS-levels: ABB including Physics and Maths. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction in Maths and Physics Level 3 modules. Plus grade B in Maths A-level.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points, including:
    • 5 in HL Physics and 5 in HL Maths
    • OR 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths 'Analysis and Approaches' (SL Maths 'Applications and Interpretation' not accepted)
    • OR 6 in SL Physics and 6 in HL Maths
    • HL Maths accepted within both 'Analysis and Approaches' and 'Applications and Interpretation'
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Science or Engineering Extended Diploma with DDM, and B at A-level Maths

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
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