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Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    F511

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    23rd

    5
  • Subject Ranking

    20th

    7 (Physics & Astronomy)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    157

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    86

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.13

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Our students often say their enthusiasm to study Physics stems from a wanting to learn about the Higgs particle, dark matter, nanotechnology or just a wide-ranging curiosity about how things really work. Whatever your reasons, our Physics department aims to inform and excite you in the study of Physics, the most fundamental of the sciences. On our three-year Astrophysics BSc, you’ll come to understand new concepts and paradigms, developing the deep conceptual framework that will allow an advanced understanding and appreciation of nature. You’ll develop core Physics concepts, including classical physics, quantum phenomena as well as mathematical and experimental skills.Unlike solid-state physics (as with the Physics BSc) the emphasis will shift to astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology, and in later years you’ll cover topics such as Stellar Astrophysics and Atomic & Nuclear Physics.We teach Physics in an accessible and rigorous style through small group tutorials, problem solving classes, lectures, laboratory and computing assignments, teamwork, and one-to-one teaching in our laboratories. So you’ll always have a close-knit support system around you.The department is research-intensive, so our teaching is informed by the most up-to-date research. We have world-class research laboratories devoted to the search for Dark Matter, building next generation particle accelerators and enabling discoveries in nanophysics, quantum devices, ultralow temperatures, superconductors, new materials and other frontiers. Students study in our research laboratories in their final year.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

AAB–AAA

Details

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.Required subjects: Mathematics and Physics, plus a Pass in the practical element of any Science A-levels being taken

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

23rd

About this University

Royal Holloway is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities, with 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. In the top 25 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2020), its world-class research, the dedication of its teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, inspires its students to succeed academically, socially and personally.

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Royal Holloway, University Of London

Egham Hill

Egham

TW20 0EX

UNITED KINGDOM