Physics

BSc PHYSICS WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Assessment for Year 1

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 2

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 3

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 4

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

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, course tests and examinations. 

At the end of each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework, and for some modules project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. Your final year is assessed by coursework, document work, a special subject dissertation and examinations on your special subject in the period after Easter. 

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 30% coursework and 70% exam, Level 5 is 30% coursework and 70% exam. Level 6 is a placement year which is 100% coursework and is pass/fail – it does not count to your overall degree. The final year is 50% coursework, including a piece of project work, and 50% exam. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers. 

For practice assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days after you hand it in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including Mathematics and Physics or BBB including Mathematics and Physics with an A in the Extended Project. Science A-Levels must include a Pass in the practical element

BTEC

Not accepted

Scottish highers

AAABB including Mathematics and Physics

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Mathematics and Physics

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2 and 3 subjects at H3 including Mathematics and Physics

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in Mathematics and 12 credits in Physics

European Baccalaureate

75% overall including 7 in Mathematics and Physics

International Baccalaureate

32 points including HL 5 Mathematics and Physics

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

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

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering 

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher Levels in addition to A-Levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

Academic English at INTO UEA 

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

The course is open to UK and Overseas applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 1545305

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 1545305

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.  

Course Reference Number: 1545305
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F30A
Entry Requirements
ABB
To study physics is to ask questions – to interrogate everything. What is the nature of matter? What are the origins of the universe? What is the basis for the mechanics of sound? And how will that ocean wave move next? Incredibly diverse, abstract and yet also creative, without physics, there would be no answers to many of the questions we face, from the smallest to the most vast. Study physics at UEA and you’ll be joining a multidisciplinary faculty with a thriving research community that includes specialist groups with expertise in geophysics, astrophysics, fluid mechanics, chemical physics and quantum physics. You will take advantage of top-class facilities, including spectroscopy and ultrafast laser equipment, high-tech geophysics apparatus and experimental wave tanks. And you’ll be able to tailor your degree with a large range of optional modules.
Schools
Physics
See more