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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This physics foundation degree gives you a rigorous grounding in all aspects of physics and leads to a recognised qualification after two years. It can be used as a route into some of our BSc courses. Topics include studying the ideas of motion and mathematical techniques alongside developing practical skills in the laboratory.If you achieve high grades in your first year, you can transfer to our Physics degrees – Year Two of our BSc (Hons) Physics or BSc (Hons) Physics with Nuclear Technology courses, which means you can gain a BSc (Hons) in three years. Alternatively, upon successfully completing your FdSc course, you can:+ study for one extra calendar year and be awarded our BSc (Hons) Technological Physics, which emphasises practical applications+ join Year Two of our BSc (Hons) Physics, BSc (Hons) Physics with Nuclear Technology or BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics courses, meaning you can gain a BSc (Hons) in four years of study + qualify with FdSc Physics and go on to secure positions such as laboratory technician, IT assistant or research assistant.**Why choose this course?**+ You’ll benefit from excellent teaching. We were awarded the title of Guardian University of the Year 2019, the Guardian University Award in the Course and Curriculum Design category for our innovative teaching (the SCALE-UP project), we’ve been awarded a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, we were awarded the title of Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017.+ You’ll join satisfied students. We get consistently high satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey (2020) the overall satisfaction with our Physics and Astronomy courses was 97%, putting us second in the UK.+ You’ll learn in inspiring environments. We have a custom-built, on-campus observatory recognised by the International Astronomical Union, a radio telescope, a CT scanner, new microscopes, MRI scanners, a scanning tunneling microscope and an ionising radiation laboratory. This ensures that you get the practical experience you need to pursue a successful career.+ You’ll study innovative accredited courses. Our pioneering courses and research are carried out in close collaboration with university and industry partners worldwide, giving our students skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to the needs of industry. Our undergraduate MSci and BSc physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) which will help you to achieve Chartered Physicist status sooner.+ You’ll help to deliver research with impact. Our physics staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas including Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Medical Resonance Imaging, Art Conservation and Space Weather. Every year approximately ten of our students undertake paid summer placements in these research groups, giving them hands-on experience of cutting edge research groups. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest national award achievable.+ You’ll have the opportunity to get experience. Our courses offer the opportunity to apply for a placement in the UK or abroad, giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for. Recent year-long placements have taken place at CERN, E.ON, The Netherlands Forensic Institute and Diamond Light Source. You can also apply for one of our summer research placements to gain hands-on research experience.+ You’ll become more employable. We’ve got an excellent employability record - 97% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

14,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    108 47%

    46th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    5th

    2

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