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Physics, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


 Physics degree at University of Nottingham ensures you are taught by the brightest minds who are working at the forefront of developments. The course is designed for those interested in careers not only as professional physicists, but in a wide variety of fields where the physicist’s mindset is valuable.

A unique feature of this course is the fourth year where traditional lectures are replaced by student-led activities including a strong synoptic element, and the opportunity to work as a physics consultant in an industrial or academic setting. You'll build a strong physics background, which will equip you with a wide variety of transferable skills that are highly respected by employers. Be inspired and join our world. 


You will have a sound knowledge of the fundamental theories of physics and how to apply them to practical problem solving, and you will be well-prepared for a career in research, as a professional physicist, or for other positions in a wide range of areas.

Due to their training, physicists are adaptable and proficient at mathematics and problem solving. Employers see a physics graduate as someone who has demonstrated an ability to work through a demanding course of study and who has gained a wide variety of transferable technical skills.

The range of careers enjoyed by our graduates, and their success in finding lucrative positions, are measures of just how many employers appreciate the value of a physics degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • From Newton to Einstein
  • Introductory Experimental Physics
  • Frontiers in Physics
  • Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy
  • Computing for Physical Science
  • The Structure of Stars
  • The Quantum World
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • Classical Fields
  • The Structure of Galaxies
  • Introduction to Cosmology
  • Atoms, Photons and Fundamental Particles
  • Introduction to Solid-State Physics

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.

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General Requirements

A*AA-AAAA* in maths or physics. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22620 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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