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Theoretical Physics with a Year in Industry 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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course description

The year in industry is a one-year extension of the BSc Theoretical Physics degree. A year in industry will put your academic studies into context, and improve your skills and your employability.

This course emphasises the use of theoretical and mathematical approaches to understanding the laws of physics. You can choose further mathematics modules, and broaden your experience with project work too.

You will spend a year between levels two and three on your work placement. You'll complete a theoretical or computational project in your third year, and independent directed reading on a theoretical topic of your choice.

If you want to study physics, but don't meet the entry requirements to go straight into the first year, our Physics with a Foundation Year could be for you. After successfully completing the one-year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.

Graduate careers

Department of Physics and Astronomy

They are making an impact in many areas of society. Some are following careers in aerospace, telecommunications, teaching, defence and energy research. Others are achieving success in computing, accountancy and consultancy.

Organisations employing our graduates include Ernst & Young, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba, Museum of Science and Industry, Thales and the Home Office. Many of our graduates continue to PhD research and become research scientists in academia or industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,450per 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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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    24th

  • 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 2021) 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

    29th out of 50 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    146 65%

    31st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    17th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    22

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