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Physics with Theoretical Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Physics with Theoretical Physics course from Imperial College London is ideally suited to those with a specific interest in mathematics and its application, and places less emphasis on experimental work than the standard Physics courses.

You will follow a similar curriculum to the standard Physics courses for the first two years, covering key topics such as electromagnetism, relativity and quantum physics. As a Theoretical Physics student, you will take an extra mathematics module in both years in place of a physics module.

This core programme provides you with a good grounding in physics, mathematics and experimental methods, and prepares you for advanced study.

In your final year you will have greater flexibility to specialise, with a wide choice of theoretical optional modules in areas such as group theory, general relativity and quantum field theory. You will also have the chance to complete a substantial project on a theoretical physics topic in one of the research groups.

Careers

Imperial’s Physics graduates are sought after by a wide range of employers – for example, the electronics industry needs physicists to design next-generation display technologies, lasers, optical fibres and advanced semiconductor devices. 

Increasingly the energy sector looks to physicists to improve photovoltaic cells for solar energy generation, to optimise wave and wind power technologies, and to improve the efficiency of electrical components.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Research Analyst, National Physical Laboratory
  • Operational Researcher, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Research Engineer, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Systems Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Innovations Analyst, Carbon Trust

Accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electricity and Magnetism, Relativity
  • Laboratory and Computing 
  • Mathematical Analysis 
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement and Uncertainty
  • Mechanics, Vibrations & Waves
  • Professional Skills and Basic Electronics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A*/A in Physics
  • A*/A in a third subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 7, 6, 6 at higher level which must include Mathematics and Physics
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 in Physics C Electricity and Magnetism
  • 5 in Physics C Mechanics
  • 5 in Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Macro or Micro Economics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 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
    Living Costs

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Funding

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