Cardiff University Physics

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Cardiff University Physics

The BSc Physics degree is designed to give you a broad physics education and, in addition, supply you with a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a wide-ranging education in how theoretical and experimental physics can be used to describe the universe. It also provides an insight into the impact of physics on modern technologies.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving, such as business, finance and government.

You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
  • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities
  • An emphasis on independent learning
  • Effective course monitoring and opportunities for student feedback

The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Key facts

UCAS Code F300
Next intake September 2017
Duration 3 years
Mode Full time
Accreditations Institute of Physics (IOP)
Typical places available The School typically has approx 105 places available.
Typical applications received The School typically receives approx 570 applications.
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Entry requirements

For detailed entry requirements see the School of Physics & Astronomy admissions criteria pages.

Typical A level offer AAA-ABB Must include Physics and Mathematics at A- level. General Studies is not accepted.
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer WBQ core will be accepted in lieu of the non Science A-level (at the grades specified above).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer 32-34 points with 6 in Higher Level Physics and Maths.
Other requirements Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome.