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Physics with a Preliminary Year BSc (Hons)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is designed for those who don't have the qualifications needed for the BSc/MSci Physics courses, but who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science or workplace experience. It is a BSc degree with an integrated foundation year that provides excellent preparation in the physics, mathematics, practical and study skills that students need to succeed on their degree.On successful completion of the preliminary year you will be ready to join the BSc Physics degree.This degree is suitable for applicants from a range of backgrounds, including mature students who have not undertaken any formal study in recent years or students who are studying Access to Higher Education or similar courses that do not provide sufficient mathematics and physics material for entry to the standard BSc/MSci Physics degrees.The preliminary year is not suitable for applicants who are currently taking A-levels (or equivalents) in mathematics and physics or have recently taken A-levels (or equivalents) in mathematics and physics but not achieved the grades required for entry to the standard BSc/MSci Physics degrees.You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We provide physics-specific employability sessions and encourage you to develop a broad range of transferable skills. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills.The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

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

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

This course is designed for students who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C (or above), or workplace experience.For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 50 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    171 75%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    24th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    37th

    1

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