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Physics & Philosophy with a year abroad, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Through the Physics & Philosophy with a year abroad BSc offered at King's College London you will investigate the fascinating connections between these two subjects, and augment your learning experience with a year at one of our partern institutions around the world. 
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As well as enabling you to gain experience of a different culture and ways of teaching and thinking, this will give you an added advantage when looking for careers post graduation.


  • 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.
  • Enhance career prospects through international exchanges.


  • 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 students acquire and hone the skills of critical thinking.
The Physics & Philosophy with a year abroad BSc is offered at King's College London

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 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 
  • Electromagnetism 
  • Relativity & Sub-atomic Physic

English Language Requirements

  • 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

  • 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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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