University of Sheffield Physics

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University of Sheffield Physics

University of Sheffield Physics

The course covers all the essential knowledge and practical skills of the physicist. There are opportunities to specialise in different branches of the subject and take part in real research projects.

Lab work links to what you learn in lectures. In the first and second years we devote a whole module each semester to experiments and training. You’ll learn how to present results, analyse data and assess errors.

Computer programming is an essential part of academic and industrial research. We teach in a variety of languages including Matlab, Python, and Labview. And we’ll show you how to use Excel to analyse data.

We encourage you take part in field trips throughout your course. You could find yourself investigating dark matter 1km underground at Boulby Mine or 2,400m above sea level at the observatory in the Canary Islands. We also send students to CERN in Geneva, for visits and on work placements.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including Maths and Physics
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including AB in Maths and Physics + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
BTEC Not accepted
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Maths and Physics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB in Maths and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA in Maths and Physics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Contact us

Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 4362

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University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

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Department open days
If we offer you a place on a course, you’ll also be invited to a department open day. Physics and Astronomy open days are held between November and March.

Campus tours
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