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Physics & Philosophy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The challenging Physics & Philosophy BSc offered at King's College London will enable you to investigate the fascinating connections between these two subjects. You will study the fundamental aspects of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics.
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At the same time, studying philosophy will help you to develop your understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develop skills in reasoning and arguments.


  • Award winning – four former members of staff in the department are Nobel Laureates in Physics.
  • Internationally-renowned academic staff in the fields of particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, nanotechnology, and the interface between physics and biology.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Central location gives you easy access to major libraries and many leading societies, including the Institute of Physics.
  • 85 per cent of research in the Department of Physics is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • The Department is ranked as one of the top-three UK philosophy departments in the 2014 Research Excellence framework for both the quality of our research and research power.
  • The National Student Survey (NSS) satisfaction results are excellent. In the most recent NSS, we came first in the Russell Group for Teaching Satisfaction and Feedback and Assessment. 99% of students report being satisfied with our teaching.
  • King's College London offers an exceptionally wide range of optional courses, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.
  • The emphasis on small-group teaching ensures you acquire critical thinking skills.
The Physics & Philosophy programme is offered at King's College London.

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:

  • Mathematics & Computation for Physics 
  • Classical Physics 
  • Introduction to Modern Physics 
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics 
  • Thermal Physics & Properties of Matter
  • Quantum Mechanics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Required grades
AABPlease note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
Physics and Mathematics.Applicants having studied Maths and Further Maths but not Physics, may be considered on a case-by-case basis following an interview with the admissions tutor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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