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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
Matter and energy. Waves and fields. Relativity and mechanics. In this Physics degree offered at the University of Leicester, you’ll be studying the most fundamental of the sciences: physics. From the sub-atomic and cosmological, to the trajectory of your own career, you’ll be learning things that confound, captivate and inspire you.
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Overview

Programme Aims

All our Physics students study the same core of fundamental physics and maths, based on Institute of Physics (IOP) 'core of physics' material. This includes classical mechanics, waves and fields, electromagnetism, special relativity, thermodynamics, quantum and atomic physics. By choosing the Physics BSc you will have access to the widest range of specialist options in each year.

As a physics student at Leicester you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and impact of modern physics and the use of mathematics, computing and experimentation to solve important real-world problems.

During the Physics degree offered at the University of Leicester, you will study the fundamental theories of physics, from classical mechanics, waves and fields, to relativity, atomic and particle physics. Through option courses and projects you will have the opportunity to explore the areas of physics  linked to the School's world-leading research - such as planetary science, climate physics, nanotechnology, astrophysics, medical physics and space science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematical Physics 1.1
  • Light and Matter
  • Waves and Quanta
  • Mathematical Physics 1.2
  • Physic Skills and Professional Development 1
  • Experimental Physics 1
  • Introduction to Physics Specialisms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB including Physics and Maths. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction in Maths and Physics Level 3 modules. Plus grade B in Maths A-level.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Science or Engineering Extended Diploma with DDM, and B at A-level Maths

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21515 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21515 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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