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Physics with Theoretical Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) ,
Physics with Theoretical Physics course at University of Nottingham is designed to produce graduates who have a broad knowledge of physics, with particular skills in both astrophysics and theoretical physics.


Physics with Theoretical Physics course at University of Nottingham ensures you are taught by the brightest minds who are working at the forefront of developments. This course is based on the common core of physics modules, but with no practical work after the first year. You will explore a wide range of sophisticated theoretical techniques and applications of these mathematical techniques to physical problems. 


You will take part in weekly small group tutorials (typically five students), where your tutor will provide support and guidance. The practical modules involve working between three and six hours per week in laboratories, where, in addition to traditional experimental techniques, we emphasise the importance of computer control and simulation throughout the course. 


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. 

You will have developed a wide variety of skills including the ability to process complex information, to analyse data, and to problem solve using advanced mathematical methods.

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:

  • Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy
  • From Newton to Einstein
  • Introductory Experimental Physics
  • Quantitative Physics
  • Computing for Physical Science
  • Principles of Dynamics
  • The Quantum World
  • Symmetry and Action Principles in Physics
  • Wave Phenomena

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* 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

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


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