Physics

BSc PHYSICS

Key details 

BSC PHYSICS

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F300
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

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 and examinations.

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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 and examinations.

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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, and examinations.

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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 and examinations.

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Register interest   
Apply   

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 and examinations.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

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, and examinations.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

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

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

Scottish highers

AABBB including Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including Mathematics and Physics.

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3, including Mathematics and Physics.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits of Mathematics and 12 credits of Physics.

European Baccalaureate

70% overall, with 70% in Mathematics and 70% in Physics.

International Baccalaureate

31 points to include HL 5 in Mathematics and HL 5 in 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

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

Science A-Levels must include a Pass in the practical element.

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 Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

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 any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

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

English for University Study 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

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 665778

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

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: 665778

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 system 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 must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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: 665778
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F300
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
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