f305 - Physics with Foundation Year MPhys

Physics with Foundation Year MPhys Honours

UCAS Code: F305 (full time: 5 years)

Course Overview

Want to study physics at Newcastle, but not studying maths or science A levels (or equivalent)? This programme helps you progress to our 4-year Physics MPhys Honours degree.


At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
MPhys Honours

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Course Duration
5 years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA or A*AB
IB: 36 points

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Develop the knowledge you need to progress to our four-year Physics MPhys 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 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.


    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 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    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


    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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    Making your application

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    Application decisions and enquiries

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