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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. **Course summary**- Study on a top-five ranked course for student satisfaction.- Learn in small, close-knit and supportive groups.- Work on real-world projects with industry partners throughout your course.- Feel motivated by a course with one of the highest success rates for students acquiring placements.On this course you’ll immerse yourself in how the universe works. You’ll study a range of classical and modern physics, developing the mathematical and analytical tools to solve the problems you encounter. The skills you develop studying physics are some of the most versatile of any degree subject.We also offer BSc Honours Physics with Foundation Year where you study an initial foundation year to prepare for the course. **How you learn**All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.We’ve designed a balanced mix of activities to develop you as a professional physicist and enhance your career prospects. The physics course's focus at Sheffield Hallam is to teach in an applied way, highlighting the links between academic learning and its professional applications. As part of this, you’ll undertake projects with local industry partners to solve the real issues they’re encountering – developing professional skills and research techniques side by side.You learn through- lectures- tutorials- seminars- practical laboratory sessions- problem-based and practical activity-based sessions- group and individual project work- acting as mentors for other students**Applied learningWork placements**You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Although optional (and competitive), a placement is actively encouraged to improve your employability at the end of your degree significantly. We’ll help you find a placement, as well as offering mentoring from returning placement students. Our mix of training and support has meant the physics course has one of the highest rates of placement uptake.**Live projects**As part of the course you’ll work on projects with local businesses. By partnering with local industry, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve learned in a live setting. Our industry partners provide real projects for you to tender for and work on – using the research and analytical equipment in our research centre. You’ll then be able to present your findings to the industry partner for appraisal and feedback. In the final year of your degree you can complete a year-long dissertation project in partnership with industry. Some students choose to continue work they started during their placement year r you can work on live projects developed in tandem with business, where you develop sector-specific skills and visit sites to see your research in action.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per 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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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 64 points from A level mathematics and physics. For example:BBC at A Level with grade C in mathematics and Physics.A combination of qualifications, which must include 64 points from A level mathematics and Physics and may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies


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Sheffield Hallam University

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    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
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