If you’re interested in solving problems and finding out how things work, then our Physics Foundation Entry degree is a stepping stone to our Physics degrees.
Why study with us
- 1stin the UK for academic supportNational Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 6thin the UK for overall positivityNational Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 2ndin the North West for student satisfactionComplete University Guide (Physics and Astronomy)
- You’ll explore concepts spanning basic theory to discoveries at the forefront of the field, giving you the knowledge, skills and confidence to be a part of future advances and innovations.
- You’ll also gain the mathematical ability to express those ideas alongside laboratory experience to perform real physics experiments.
- Our courses are delivered through engaging lectures, problem-solving tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. And our small class sizes means you'll receive lots of support right from the start.
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What you’ll do
- Graduates of physics and astrophysics are amongst the most employable in the world, particularly in technical and business sectors.
- The staff who deliver the courses are members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute and many hold PhDs and are active and renowned researchers.
- During our BSc (Hons)/MPhys Physics or Astrophysics degree courses you’ll get to use specialist physics laboratories, developing your skills to be able to experiment using research equipment, and you’ll have the opportunity to use the University’s Alston Observatory during your course.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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- This course is accredited by the IOP, the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. On completion of this course graduates can progress towards Chartered Physicist (Phys) status.
Our Physics Foundation Entry course leads to employment in industry, government research institutes, overseas laboratories and observatories.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary
This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing
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