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|
Fees quoted are for 2019 entry only. Fees for 2020 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2019.
|Location of course||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
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, physics and gain a good grounding in scientific study skills. You will then be ready to join the BSc Physics degree.
Year one gives you a comprehensive grounding in physics and mathematics, and year two focuses on the principles of physics. Flexibility and choice are key features of a Bristol Physics degree, and you may be able to transfer between courses in the first two years of the BSc.
Your final year includes a major project or dissertation. Project options include the Physics Education scheme, centred on teaching in a school, and the Industrial Group Project, based on a real problem set by industrial partners. Recent partners include Sellafield, Bristol Zoo, Siemens and The Fat Duck.
You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We provide physics-specific employability sessions and encourage you to develop a broad range of transferable skills. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
See a list of all Physics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.
Typical offer for BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study - applicants must meet one of the following
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|GCSE profile requirements||Profile:|
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
|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.
For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.
How we assess your application
Admissions statements relate to 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
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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