Physics (Honours), B.Sc. | Online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
36 months
6456 GBP/year
6456 GBP/year
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This accredited Physics (Honours) degree at The Open University UK takes you from a broad appreciation of science to the cutting edge of contemporary physics.

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Develop knowledge and skills to explore the smallest and largest scales of the Universe at The Open University UK . Apply the concepts of classical physics, quantum physics and relativity to study radiation and matter, from subatomic particles to supermassive black holes.

You’ll learn to describe, analyse, test and explain phenomena in the physical world objectively and quantitatively, using appropriate mathematical tools and experimental methods. Our learning resources combine the latest technologies and traditional media – prepared by academics who are passionate about their subject and active researchers in their field.

Key features of the course

  • Develop your understanding of core physics concepts and processes.
  • Learn investigative and laboratory skills with our award-winning OpenSTEM Labs – control remote experiments and telescopes online.
  • Apply physical models and analyse experimental data using a modern programming language.
  • Develop mathematical, analytical, practical, communication and team working skills.

Career relevance

Physics (Honours) graduates are well placed to enter both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for physics study is relevant to a wide range of private and public sector employment, so physics graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand.

Growth areas are predicted to be energy and sustainability, healthcare, telecommunications, bioinformatics, and technology transfer (transfer of scientific expertise to commercial products).

Employers include engineering companies, renewable energy companies, central government, the financial sector, IT companies, the NHS, universities and others – in roles such as:

  • analysis and diagnostics
  • computer programming and modelling
  • data analysis and processing
  • information management
  • medical physicist
  • product design and development
  • research and investigation
  • scientific sales
  • teaching (physics is a shortage subject at secondary school level, so there may be incentives to train as a physics or maths teacher).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics: from classical to quantum
  • Remote experiments in physics and space
  • Mathematical methods
  • Electromagnetism
  • Quantum physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Deterministic and stochastic dynamics
  • Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics
  • The relativistic Universe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
  • Even though there are no entry requirements, there are some skills that you’ll need to succeed. If you’re not quite ready for OU study we can guide you to resources that prepare you, many of which are free.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6456 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19368 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    6456 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19368 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


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