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Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: F345

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

From sub-atomic particles to the large-scale structure of the universe, this Physics degree with an added theoretical emphasis opens up new worlds and new career possibilities.

Course overview

Our three-year Theoretical Physics BSc Honours degree focuses on developing your knowledge so you have a thorough understanding of advanced mathematics and physics. This course covers a range of topics linked to the research specialisms of our staff, so you graduate a well-prepared, dynamic and sought-after physicist.

You will study at the cutting edge of the discipline, with a degree that reflects the world-leading research of our expert staff, ensuring you can be confident your degree education is up-to-date and relevant to your future career.

Your degree will ensure you become a confident physics professional. You'll learn about a range of topics fundamental to the subject, such as:

  • quantum mechanics
  • fluid dynamics
  • computational modelling
  • astrophysics

Teaching methods

You will be taught via a range of approaches, including:

  • lectures and seminars
  • small group tutorials
  • problem classes
  • laboratory sessions
  • practical computing sessions

Typically 45 hours in your first year will consist of practical sessions in our laboratories where you will take part in experiments and project work.

Your future

We have research links with the following companies and external organisations:

  • Littelfuse
  • the De Beers Group
  • DEFRA
  • Science and Technologies Facilities Council
  • NASA
  • LOFAR
  • intel
  • CPI

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,400per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

AAB or A*BB including Mathematics and Physics but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics we require a pass in the practical element.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    147 63%

    27th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    15th

    22

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