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Physics with a Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

If you are fascinated by the ‘how and why’ of the material world, our Physics degree equips you with the skills to understand these phenomena and prepares you for a range of career pathways. Opting to add a year working in industry gives you the chance to gain invaluable workplace experience and apply your academic skills in a practical context. It is also useful for assessing a particular career path to see if it is for you.

Overview

The School of Physical Sciences is a dynamic multidisciplinary department, achieving national and international excellence in chemistry, forensic science and physics. We offer a broad training in physics, and provide an ideal preparation for a wide range of careers in the manufacturing and service industries as well as education, the media and the financial sector.

This programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is by lectures, practical classes, tutorials and workshops. You have an average of nine one-hour lectures, one or two days of practical or project work and a number of workshops each week. The practical modules include specific study skills in Physics and general communication skills.

Assessment is by written examinations at the end of each year and by continuous assessment of practical classes and other written assignments. Your final degree result is made up of a combined mark from the Stage 2 and 3 assessments with maximum weight applied to the final stage.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Kent Physics graduates have an excellent employment record with recent graduates going on to work for employers:

  • Defence Science and Technology
  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens
  • IBM

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,500per year

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

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    125 54%

    38th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    36th

    13

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