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Physics and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Physics and Philosophy course at University of Nottingham will give you lots of much-desired skills and employability, such as critical analysis and independent study. Our students go on to work in a broad range of physics-related industries as well as careers in science communication and policy.
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We're home to Nobel Prize-winning research and the popular Sixty Symbols YouTube channel. Join  Physics and Philosophy course at University of Nottingham if you are curious about how our world and universe work.

Explore the interplay between these closely related subjects. Apply your study to address some of the deeper philosophical questions that modern physics raises.

You'll study more advanced areas of core physics such as Quantum Mechanics. Optional philosophy modules such as Knowledge and Justification will develop your expertise in this specialist field.


Physics is a fundamental subject that serves as a foundation for most areas of science and engineering. Due to their training, physicists are adaptable and proficient at mathematics and problem solving. This interdisciplinary course will give you lots of sought-after skills, such as critical analysis and independent study. All of which will help to improve your employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mind, Knowledge, and Ethics 
  • Reasoning, Argument, and Logic
  • From Newton to Einstein
  • Appearance and Reality 
  • Elementary Logic
  • The Quantum World 
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics 
  • Classical Fields 
  • Social Philosophy
  • The Nature of Meaning
  • Freedom and Obligation
  • Mind and Consciousness
  • History of Philosophy
  • Knowledge and Justification
  • Normative Ethics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

International entry requirements

  • IB score 38 (6 in maths, plus 6 in physics and 6 in a third subject all at Higher Level)
  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer A*AA including both maths and physics with at least one of these subjects achieving an A*

Tuition Fee

  • National

    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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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