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UCAS CODE: VF53

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our interesting and challenging Physics & Philosophy MSci will enable you to investigate the connection between these two subjects and take this study to master’s level in both. You will study the fundamental aspects of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. Studying philosophy will help you to develop your understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develop skills in reasoning and arguments.

Key benefits

  • Award winning: six former staff and students in the Physics department have won Nobel Prizes.
  • Research lies at the heart of our department, so you’ll be taught by internationally renowned scientists.
  • The Philosophy Department is ranked 4th in the UK and 6th in Europe (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018)
  • You’ll have access to our newly refurbished laboratory facilities, located in the heart of London.
  • Study the skies using King’s own rooftop observatory and telescope.

We have designed our joint honours Physics & Philosophy MSci to offer you the opportunity to study both subjects at master’s level. The course is initially split equally between physics and philosophy modules, with the opportunity to specialise in one discipline in the final years if you choose. The two subjects are integrated, with modules in the philosophy of physics and philosophy of science, which will give you a deeper understanding of some of the conceptual puzzles that you will encounter in physics. The physics section of the course covers core theoretical aspects of physics, including areas such as relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear is will give you important numerical and analytical skills, as well as preparing you for further study in theoretical physics. In the philosophy section of the course you will learn to address difficult questions about the world, our knowledge of it and our values. This will give you highly transferable and valuable skills in reasoning and argument. We have designed our philosophy modules during the first year to give you a good grounding in a range of important philosophical concepts. Later on you will be free to choose from an exceptionally broad range of philosophical topics. At the same time, modules in the Philosophy of Spacetime Physics, the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Science offer you the opportunity to apply your reasoning skills to physics and to explore some of the fascinating problems encountered in interpreting modern physics. In your final year, you will undertake a Physics project and research and write a Philosophy dissertation to explore your own academic interests. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of modules from either discipline, including modules offered by other University of London colleges.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : A*AB - AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. AAA including A in both Mathematics and Physics OR A*AB including A* Mathematics and A in Physics OR A*AB including A in Mathematics and A* in Physics.NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

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University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 51 9

    29th out of 50 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    179 87%

    7th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    5th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    43rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    162 72%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    17th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    47th

    6

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