Physics (Hons), B.Sc. | Queen's University Belfast | Belfast, United Kingdom
36 months
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25300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Physics (Hons) BSc degree from the Queen's University Belfast is aimed at students who wish to continue their exploration of physics beyond school, and apply their knowledge to our physics-based world of the 21st century. 

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Overview

Throughout this Physics (Hons) BSc degree from the Queen's University Belfast we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this degree programme are:

  • Computer-Based ModulesThese provide students with the opportunity to develop technical skills and apply theoretical principles to real-life or practical contexts. For example, one of the Level 1 modules, PHY1003 Computational Modelling in Physics, will introduce students to programming and begin developing those skills in the field of theoretical calculations. Students will be given instruction on how to programme in Python and Matlab.
  • Laboratory PhysicsAs physics is an experimentally based subject, all students will undertake experimental physics as part of their degree. Students normally work in assigned pairs in the laboratory, with submitted reports and findings individually assessed. As part of this work students will become proficient in using Excel for analysing data and Word for laboratory reports. In their final year students will undertake two extended 1-semester projects. All students have the option that at least one of these final-year projects will be computational, to provide training and further experience of scientific coding.
  • LecturesThese introduce and explain the foundation information about topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. The material in the lectures will follow the syllabus issued at the start of the module, and will form the basis of the assessment carried out. As the modules progress and student’s knowledge of physics grows, this information becomes more complex. Lectures, which are normally delivered in large groups to all year-group peers, also provide opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification on key issues as well as gain feedback and advice on assessments. Additional lectures may also be also delivered by invited speakers and scientists from various areas of physics – these lectures generally do not form part of the assessed work, but students are encouraged to attend to widen their knowledge and appreciation of the subject. There may also be lectures from employers of physics graduates. These enable employers to impart their valuable experience to physics students, and allows our physics students to meet and engage with potential future employers.

Career opportunities:

Students in the Physics degree at Queen's University Belfast are encouraged to apply for summer or extended placements with local companies. Students can take a year's placement as part of the course or take shorter placements in the summer. A specific training module at Stage 2 is compulsory for students taking a placement year. Employers who specifically seek our Physics students for placements include Seagate and General Electric.

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, 5 years after graduation, Physics graduates earn 15 per cent more on average than other graduates (IFS 2018) with female graduates the 4th highest earners compared to all other subjects (5th for males).

Physics-related jobs are available in research, development, and general production in many high technology and related industries. These include medicine, biotechnology, electronics, optics, aerospace, computation and nuclear technology.

Typical career destinations of graduates include:

  • Industrial Physics
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical Physics
  • Research scientist
  • Computer technology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astrophysics 
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Quantum & Statistical Physics
  • Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics of the Solid State
  • Mathematical Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB including Mathematics and Physics
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Mathematics and Physics
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with a minimum of 80% in each Level 3 module. Must be relevant Access Course with substantial Mathematics and Physics modules (eg Engineering)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 33 points overall including 6 5 5 at Higher Level including Mathematics and Physics. If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English would be accepted.
Graduate
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirements are also met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI):£4,750
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI):£4,750

  • EU Other:£25300

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 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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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for Physics (Hons).

Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
GB Scholarship 2024
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Queen’s Excellence Award
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1236 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Queen's Family Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Queen's Loyalty Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
International Office Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
Queen’s Excellence Award
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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
15 Sep 2024
Into Progressors Scholarship
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
County Antrim Grand Jury Bursary
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Early Confirmation Award
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
200 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
The Lady Chief Justice Prize
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Queen's Loyalty Scholarship
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
International Office Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Brickfield Travel Student Scholarship
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Into Progressors Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
400 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
The Lord Lowry Prizes
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
200 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
Foundation Scholarships Level 1 And 2
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
150 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sweet and Maxwell Prize
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
150 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Oxford University Law Prize
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
100 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
The Rory Conaghan Cup and Prize
Merit-based

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
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Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
Merit-based Need-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
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Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
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Rapid Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
British Council Women in STEM Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
13 Sep 2024
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
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Ayn Rand Institute
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Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
20 Sep 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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educations.com
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Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
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Pinsky Law
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
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Coupons Plus Deals
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
Annual Students' Scholarship
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StudyCorgi
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
Fighting Bullying With Technology
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1902 Software
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Grant
500 USD
Deadline
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L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Social Shifters
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
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MyUS
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
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Pearl Lemon Scholarship
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Pearl Lemon
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Grant
1000 USD
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Teen Changemakers Essay Contest
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International Bipolar Foundation
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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StudyCorgi
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965 USD
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Shield Your Body
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750 USD
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Studybay Fall Essay Contest
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