BSc Physics

University of York
York, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 82,632

Entry Requirements

  • A levels: AAA-AAB with a grade A in both Maths and Physics plus at least a B in a third A level subject (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) 
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with score of 36 - 35 points with Higher Level Maths and Physics at least grade 6
  • Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers: AAAAA-AAAAB (Highers) + AA (Advanced Highers) in Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAB-AAAABB with Physics and Maths at least grade A1

Other qualifications

  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma: D3/D3/D3 - D3/D3/M2 with Maths and Physics at least grade D3
  • Access to Higher Education:mAn applicable Access to Higher

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum of 6.0 in each section)
  • Pearson: 55 overall (minimum of 55 in each section)
  • GCSE English Language: grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: grade A


First year 

Core modules:

  • Physics of Matter and Introduction to Quantum Physics
  • Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics
  • Physics of Fields and Waves
  • Mathematics I
  • Fabric of Physics
  • Professional Skills
  • Experimental Laboratory I

Optional modules:

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Mapping the Universe

Second year 

Core modules:

  • Lagrangian Mechanics and Solid State Physics
  • Electromagnetism and Optics
  • Quantum Physics I: Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Physics and Lasers
  • Mathematics II
  • Mathematics III
  • Applications of Optics and Environmental Physics

Third year 

Core modules:

  • Quantum Physics II: Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • BSc Project Incorporating Professional Skills

Optional modules:

  • Experimental Techniques
  • Advanced Theoretical Techniques
  • Stellar Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Electrons in Solids
  • Introduction to Quantum Computing
  • Plasma Science and Bio-Medical Applications
  • Analysing the Nanoscale and Magnetism
  • Special and General Relativity

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