BSc (Hons)

Physics (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
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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

  • 1st
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Physics and Astronomy) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Physics and Astronomy)
  • 5th
    in the UK for teaching quality
    Times Good 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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Discover our Physics courses

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.


In Year 3 you can choose between studying one of the following compulsory modules: either Physics/Astronomy Project or UAS Teaching Placement.

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.

Future careers

Our Physics Foundation Entry course leads to employment in industry, government research institutes, overseas laboratories and observatories.

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It was wonderful to have the opportunity to travel to America. During my visit to NASA Goddard I interviewed astronaut Piers Sellers and Nobel physics laureate John Mather.
New UCLan graduate Jasmin Evans
Jasmin Evans
BSc (Hons) Physics graduate
United Kingdom
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Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

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.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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