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Natural Philosophy

University of Aberdeen

48 months
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19800 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

Apply the theories of Stephen Hawking to invent! The fascination about how the world works is called “Natural Philosophy”. The subject covers many disciplines including Metaphysics, Principles and Matter, Cosmology, and Calculus. At the Natural Philosophy programme of the University of Aberdeen the subject looks more at science of Quantum Mechanics, Optics, Space, Applied Mathematics and Physics.

Overview

At a Glance

If you want to explore the big questions of “life, the universe and everything” understanding how the universe works, but also thinking about the philosophical ramifications of these great theories - the Natural Philosophy programme of the University of Aberdeen could be the degree for you.

Physics is the major component of the degree, and you will acquire a knowledge of its theory and practice, sufficient to equip you for a physics career if you choose. If you would like to emphasise the philosophical side of the subject, you can tailor your syllabus at year 1 and 2 to give yourself the choice before year 3 of Philosophy-Physics or Single Honours Philosophy.

Why Study Natural Philosophy?

Why Physics

  • The Department of Physics at the University of Aberdeen has a long and illustrious history, and former staff include great physicists such as James Clerk Maxwell and G.P. Thomson.
  • We offer a modern, modular degree structure with a broad syllabus and a wide range of degree choices.
  • Long tradition of teaching physical sciences combined with modern facilities.
  • Emphasis placed on teaching employability and development of generic skills, useful in a wide range of careers.
  • We also offer a broad-based, less mathematical degree in Physical Science that allows the combination of Physics courses with a wide choice of other subjects.
  • Learn from research active, academic staff.
  • We are engaged in a wide range of research areas ranging from the fundamental nature of the universe through to understanding the atomic structure of complex materials and semiconductor device physics.
  • Our graduates go in to a huge range of jobs including; Meteorology, Medical physics, Environmental monitoring, Astronomy, Particle physics, Geophysics, Materials science, Invention Design, Teaching, Financial Modelling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Physical Universe
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Dynamical Phenomena
  • Light Science
  • Practical Optics and Electronics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • Standard: AABB*
  • Minimum: BBB*
  • Adjusted: BB*

*Including good performance in Mathematics and Physics by the end of your senior phase of education.

A LEVELS

  • Standard: BBB*
  • Minimum: BBC*
  • Adjusted: CCC*

*Including good performance in Mathematics and Physics by the end of your senior phase of education.

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL*.

*Including good performance in Mathematics and Physics by the end of your senior phase of education.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3.

*Including good performance in Mathematics and Physics by the end of your senior phase of education.

  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK students - £9,250 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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