BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study (F308)
2020 entryFind a course
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.
|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 do not 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 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 restaurant.
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
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|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
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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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