BSc Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study (F308)
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|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.
|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 programmes, but who demonstrate scientific potential through good passes in GCSE Mathematics and Science, or workplace experience. It is a BSc degree with an integrated foundation year that provides excellent preparation in the physics, mathematics, practical and study skills that students need to succeed on their degree. On successful completion of the preliminary year, you will then be ready to join the BSc Physics degree.
This degree is suitable for applicants from a range of backgrounds, including mature students who have not undertaken any formal study in recent years, or students who are studying Access to Higher Education or similar courses that do not provide sufficient mathematics and physics material for entry to the standard BSc/MSci Physics degrees.
The preliminary year is not suitable for applicants who are currently taking A-levels (or equivalents) in mathematics and physics, or have recently taken A-levels (or equivalents) in mathematics and physics but not achieved the grades required for entry to the standard BSc/MSci Physics degrees.
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.
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.
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.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
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|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
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No specific subjects required.
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How we assess your application
Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.
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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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