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Imperial College London Physics

BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics

Focus on theoretical physics, with more mathematical content and less emphasis on experimental work, in this professionally accredited degree.

Key information




3 years


Typical offer

Three A-level offer:A*A*A

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Applications : admissions ratio

6.9 : 1

Based on 2015 application data

Professionally accredited

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  • UCAS course code: F325
  • ECTS: 180
  • Start date: October 2018
  • Department: Department of Physics
  • Campus: South Kensington

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Physics at Imperial covers a broad range of topics in both fundamental and applied physics.

This course is ideally suited to those with a specific interest in mathematics and its application, and places less emphasis on experimental work than our standard Physics courses.

You will follow a similar curriculum to the standard Physics courses for the first two years, covering key topics such as electromagnetism, relativity and quantum physics. As a Theoretical Physics student, you will take an extra mathematics module in both years in place of a physics module.

This core programme provides you with a good grounding in physics, mathematics and experimental methods, and prepares you for advanced study.

In your final year you will have greater flexibility to specialise, with a wide choice of theoretical optional modules in areas such as group theory, general relativity and quantum field theory. You will also have the chance to complete a substantial project on a theoretical physics topic in one of our research groups.

Many of our modules are directly linked to our research so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. Research in our Department has contributed to ground-breaking discoveries in many different fields, from astrophysics to quantum optics and laser science.