Physics

BSc PHYSICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Key details 

BSC PHYSICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F301
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4

Course Modules will be provided soon. For further information on Foundation Year modules, please see our BSc Physics with a Foundation Year 2022 entry.

For further years' module information please check out our BSc Physics.

Important Notice 

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process. 

You will be assigned an academic adviser for the duration of your studies. They’ll help guide your course choices and help to ensure you are keeping up with the necessary studies. In you first year of study, compulsory modules will include both physics and mathematics, alongside which you’ll be offered optional modules in chemistry and computing. You’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.  

For information on subsequent years of this course, please see the full BSc Physics course profile. 

Our teaching combines lectures, small-group seminars, workshops and practical sessions, and some include an element of programming. 

Our group sessions are informal and allow you raise questions related to lectures and find solutions to problems set by tutors. We actively encourage you to discuss academic matters with your tutors on a one-to-one basis. 

You’ll use laboratory sessions to perform experiments based on subjects from the lecture programme. They’ll be supervised by lecturers or postgraduate students, who will discuss the theory behind them and will ensure that experiments are safely executed. 

Independent study 

You will have plenty of opportunity for independent study throughout your degree programme as you complete coursework and prepare for exams. However, your final year research project will truly exemplify your independent work, allowing you to get to grips with an aspect of physics that really interests you. 

We employ a range of assessment methods to best reflect each module and what we hope you will gain from it. 

Assessments will usually feature a combination of practical reports, data handling, project work, dissertations, and examinations. 

Your foundation year results will not count towards your final degree classification, but they are important should you wish to transfer to a different degree programme. 

 

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

CCC

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including a C in the core of the T Level and a Pass in the Occupational Specialism. Any subject is acceptable.

BTEC

MMM

Scottish highers

BBCCC

Scottish highers advanced

DDD

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H4

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

Overall 60%

International Baccalaureate

28 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. 

Additional entry requirements

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements.  

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.  

Intakes

This course is open to UK applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.  
Course Reference Number: 6968336

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 
Course Reference Number: 6968336

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6968336
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F301
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4
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