King's College London

Course Introduction

This interesting and challenging degree program investigates the connection between physics and philosophy. In physics, students encounter fundamental elements of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. The study of philosophy helps develop understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develops skills in reasoning and arguments.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples of modules: Fields, waves and matter; mathematics and mechanics; thermal physics; methodology or introductory logic; Greek or modern; metaphysics or epistemology; ethics or politics. Year 2 examples of modules: Modern physics; mathematical methods in physics (joint Honours); electromagnetism; Greek philosophy II (part I); Greek philosophy II (part 2). Year 3 examples of modules: Projects; statistical mechanics; spectroscopy and quantum mechanics; 19th century continental philosophy; 20th century continental philosophy; advanced logic modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level A*AB-AAA
  • SQA Higher
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 76%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 39
Studying 43
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 6
Unknown 12

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 65%

Total Coursework: 33%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation