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Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Theoretical physics uses mathematical methods to delve into the way the world around us works. It is because of the groundbreaking research and discoveries theoretical physicists have made over centuries that we now have the technological advances needed to be able to solve some of the most complex problems on our planet.From developing cancer treatments and artificial intelligence to answering the fundamental questions of the universe, physics and physicists have had a monumental impact across a variety of different industries – which is why it is still such a sought after and relevant discipline today.Studying theoretical physics at Leeds will help you develop a solid grounding in how mathematical methods are applied to physics topics, whilst getting involved in real ongoing research alongside expert academics and researchers at the forefront of the industry.You’ll also have access to world-leading research and specialist facilities right here on campus. As a physics student, you’ll be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built engineering and physical sciences hub – the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. It’s home to first-class laboratories and specialised teaching spaces, along with the Bragg Centre where scientists and engineers work collaboratively to develop solutions for economical, societal and technical challenges in the UK.Here at Leeds, we understand the importance this industry has in everyday life, which is why our courses are professionally accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), meaning the topics you’ll study reflect the latest developments in physics. This will equip you with the key knowledge, skills and experience you need to begin your career in this highly valued profession.**Why study at Leeds:**- Graduate with an IOP-accredited degree from a university ranked in the Top 100 in the world, QS World University Rankings 2022.- Take advantage of the School’s world-leading research, which shapes our courses across a wide range of areas and delivers impactful and innovative R&D projects.- Experience expertise teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers at the forefront of the industry who specialise in a variety of physics disciplines.- Study in the Sir William Henry Bragg building – a brand-new development with excellent facilities and teaching spaces for an outstanding student experience.- Put theory into practice, with access to our specialist facilities and laboratories used by our academics and leading researchers that are fully equipped with the latest technology and research-grade equipment to support your learning.- Broaden your experience before you graduate and enhance your career prospects with our study abroad programmes and paid industrial work placement opportunities.- Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our Physics Society (Physoc) where you can meet more of your coursemates and lecturers, whilst gaining guidance and invaluable insight from industry professionals at regular talks and networking events throughout your degree.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : AAB

AAB including Physics and MathematicsExcludes A Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.Where an A Level science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A Level at the stated grade.


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

The university is a global community, with staff and students from over 130 countries. You’ll have chances to meet and work with people from all over the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus – from new labs and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
The university has been welcoming international students for over 100 years, so students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 49 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    156 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83.0 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%



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