King's College London

Course Introduction

A unique feature of the physics degree is the chance to study at other University of London colleges. Experience the excitement of research through supervised projects. Based in the heart of London, exchange programmes with University of California and University of Illinois are possible in the third year.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples of modules: Laboratory physics; fields, waves and matter; thermal physics; maths and mechanics; general physics; probability and symmetry. Year 2 examples of modules: Modern physics; electromagnetism; maths; experimental lab; computational lab. Year 3 examples of modules: Projects; spectroscopy and quantum mechanics; statistical mechanics; optics; solid state physics; mathematical methods in physics III. Year 4 examples of modules: Major project; statistical mechanics; advanced quantum theory; relativistic waves and quantum fields; electromagnetic theory; galaxy and cluster dynamics; atom and photon physics.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level A*AB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 64%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 35
Studying 45
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 0

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 70%

Total Coursework: 26%

Total Practical: 4%

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

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