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Physics with Philosophy BSc (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Physics at Sheffield gives you hands-on experience working with leading academics on real research projects. We teach the IT and programming skills that you’ll need for a career in industrial research. And there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork: investigating dark matter 1km underground at Boulby Mine, or 2,400m above sea level at an observatory in the Canary Islands. We also send students to CERN in Geneva, for work placements and visits.If you’re fascinated by the workings of the universe, time and the nature of reality, philosophy brings another dimension to your understanding of the science. You’ll spend roughly half your time in the Department of Philosophy, where you have the freedom to design your own curriculum. The department covers an unusually wide range of topics, including courses on major figures such as Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel.The three-year BSc focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills every physicist needs. If you’re interested in a research career, you might want to consider the four-year MPhys, which includes more research experience and the chance to study some topics in greater depth.Many of our graduates become research scientists in academia and industry. Others go into aerospace, telecommunications, defence and energy. Employers include Ernst & Young, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba and the Home Office.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,450per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 52 1

    33rd out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    144 68%

    21st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    19th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    153 66%

    25th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    19th

    9

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