BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study (F308)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
|Tuition fees||Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.|
|Location of course||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17||197 overall for Single Honours Physics courses|
About BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study
This course is designed for those who don't have the qualifications needed for the BSc/MSci Physics, but who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science or workplace experience.
In the preliminary year you will study mathematics and physics and choose a third subject that is appropriate to your own background and needs. You will then be ready to join the BSc Physics degree.
The course gives you the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of skills, including problem-solving, numeracy, teamwork and the ability to communicate complicated concepts. You can expand your skill set further by taking part in physics-specific employability sessions, which include presentation skills and entrepreneurship.
You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on the transferable skills that you gain on this course.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Find out more about studying Physics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Preliminary physics - mechanics, waves and optics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and atomic physics
- Optional units from a range of subjects, including study skills.
then as BSc Physics (F300)Find out more about the course structure and units available for Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study
Typical offer for BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study - applicants must meet one of the following
|Welsh Baccalaureate offer||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent||This course is designed for students who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics, Science and English Language at grade C (or above), or workplace experience.|
|English language requirements||If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
How we assess your application
Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1639
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
This course is recognised by the following organisations:
The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.
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