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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Exeter, United Kingdom
With the Physics course at The University of Exeter  you will learn within a supportive community characterised by genuine student-staff relationships and small tutorial groups, typically made up of five students
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Overview

While the first year is common for all students, these programmes allow you to have the widest variety of options to choose from and modules in other subjects, such as engineering or languages (termed ‘electives’), are also available to you.

The Physics course at The University of Exeter are three-year programmes that give you a sound education in physics and lead on to a diverse range of careers. The four-year MPhys degrees take you further and give you a great opportunity to specialise in a research theme in which we excel, from astrophysics and quantum physics, through to electromagnetic and acoustic materials and biomedical physics. Normally students can transfer between any of the programmes during the first year. All our programmes can lead naturally on to PhD-level research or towards a more specialised qualification such as an MSc, and all are accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Careers

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply as early as possible and before 15 January but will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Maths with Physical Applications
  • Practical Physics II
  • The Physics of Living Systems
  • Thermal Physics
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Typical offer

  • A*AA-AAB; IB: 38-34
  • Places are not normally offered to applicants who do not participate in an interview.
Required subjects
  • At least one grade A and a grade B in GCE AL Maths and Physics or at least one HL6 and one HL5 in IB Maths and Physics are required for all programmes. GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths are all acceptable Maths subjects, and applicants may offer Physics, Maths and Further Maths towards their offer.
  • Applicants offering non-standard qualifications (for example the Access to Higher Education Diploma or Open University credits) may need to pass an AL-style mathematics test to demonstrate ability. This test will be undertaken as part of an interview day.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Exeter

  • 649 - 1090 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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