Undergraduate

f304 - Physics with Foundation Year BSc

Physics with Foundation Year BSc Honours

UCAS Code: F304 (full time: 4 years)

Course Overview

Want to study physics at Newcastle, but not studying maths or science A levels (or equivalent)? If so, this Foundation Year programme is designed for you.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F304

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
4 years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 - 37 points

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Take this Foundation Year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to our three-year Physics BSc Honours degree.

You will study topics such as:

  • foundation physics 
  • foundation mathematics
  • individual physics project

On successful completion of your Foundation Year you are guaranteed entry to our Physics degree programme at Newcastle (subject to achieving the required grades).

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

 

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Physics careers

Research from the Institute of Physics indicates that physics graduates are more likely to find employment and earn more than other graduates.*

Physics graduates can be found in almost every numerate career. Possible career paths include:

  • engineering
  • medicine
  • finance
  • nanotechnology
  • oil, gas and renewable energy
  • telecommunications

*(The Career Paths of Physics Graduates, Institute of Physics, May 2012.)

Our students will be prepared for their future careers through the development of transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers such as problem-solving, analytical, mathematical, communication, presentation, teamwork and computing skills. The practical, experimental and research skills developed during the degree will help to enhance the employability of our graduates, as such skills provide a sound preparation for a range of careers in the physical sciences and beyond.

Further study, including postgraduate courses for secondary school teaching and PhD courses, are further options available to physics graduates.

Find out more about the career options for Physics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

 

Fees & Funding

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.