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Physics and Philosophy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
This Physics and Philosophy course from University of Bristol provides an exciting, intellectual challenge from the outset. In year one you will study physics, mathematics and philosophical topics such as metaphysics, the theory of knowledge and ethics.

About

Subsequent years allow you to study the overlap between physics and philosophy in depth. Recent subject areas include the philosophy of science and the foundations and philosophy of physics.

The Physics and Philosophy course from University of Bristol gives you the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of skills, including problem-solving, numeracy and communication, and to supplement these with a philosopher’s ability to rigorously analyse complex texts and form coherent arguments on complex subjects.

You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. 

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

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 included:

  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Essential Maths for Physics
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Core Physics :Mechanics and Matter
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Practical Physics
  • Realism and Normativity

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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:

    60

    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-level Standard offer: A AA including A A (in any order) Mathematics and Physics
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 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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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year.

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 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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