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Physics and Philosophy with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Through our Physics & Philosophy with a Year Abroad BSc you will investigate the fascinating connections between these two subjects, and augment your learning experience with a year at one of our partner institutions around the world. As well as enabling you to gain experience of a different culture and ways of teaching and thinking, this will give you an added advantage when looking for careers post-graduation.

Key benefits

  • Award winning: six former staff and students in the Physics department have won Nobel Prizes.
  • You’ll have access to our newly refurbished laboratory facilities, located in the heart of London.
  • 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).
  • Study the skies using King’s own rooftop observatory and telescope.

We have designed our joint honours Physics & Philosophy with a Year Abroad BSc to offer you the opportunity to study both subjects at degree level, as well as give you experience of learning and living abroad for a year. Each subject is given equal weighting on the course. The physics section covers core theoretical aspects of physics and includes areas such as relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. This 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 tackle 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 first-year philosophy modules to give you a good grounding in important aspects of philosophy. In your second and particularly your third year, you will be free to choose from an exceptionally broad range of philosophical topics to tailor your course to your interests. 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,790per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

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. AAB including A in both Mathematics and Physics.NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.


University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 52 5

    26th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    177 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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