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Which of our degrees is right for you?

In our undergraduate programme we offer 3 year BSc and  4 year MSci  degrees in Physics and a range of associated specialisms including Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Experimental Physics and Theoretical Physics, as well as a joint honours course in Mathematics and Physics.

The entrance requirements are the same for both the BSc and the MSci in all of single honours degrees and there is a high degree of flexibility to change between them in the early stages of the degree, so the decision made at enrolment is not crucial. Our normal advice is that if you think that you might want to pursue a research career you should choose the MSci as this opens the door to future PhD programmes, if however, you are studying physics as a skills-based, analytical, technical degree to act as a  stepping stone to a career in a wide range of industries then the shorter BSc helps you reach this goal sooner.

The entrance requirements are the same for both the BSc and the MSci in all of single honours degrees and there is a high degree of flexibility to change between them in the early stages of the degree, so the decision made at enrolment is not crucial. Our normal advice is that if you think that you might want to pursue a research career you should choose the MSci as this opens the door to future PhD programmes, if however, you are studying physics as a skills-based, analytical, technical degree to act as a  stepping stone to a career in a wide range of industries then the shorter BSc helps you reach this goal sooner.

In addition, we offer two Physics ‘with’ 3 year BSc degrees in which the split is 75 % physics: 25 % ‘with subject’. In partnership with our excellent music department (Ranked 7th  in the Times Good University Guide 2019) we offer a 3 year BSc in Physics with Music, and for the more argumentative students, we have Physics with Philosophy.

Physics with a Year Abroad and Physics with a Year in Industry are not offered as degree programs but are available to successful students, tailored individually to meet your specific requirements. In addition, new for 2019, the college has launched a new year out a scheme that gives you the opportunity to study abroad;  carry out a work placement or work on humanitarian projects. Link?

All of our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics, where “The Panel commended the department for the consideration given to the Core of Physics as coverage was found to be very good”.

For more detail on the individual course please follow the links below and download our Physics Undergraduate brochure.

Single-honours 
Joint-honours
Physics with another subject

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