UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Physics and mathematics are inextricably linked. It is not really possible to understand the basic concepts of physics such as elementary particle theory without a strong grounding in both pure and applied mathematics. This BSc combines the study of mathematics and physics on an equal basis, each reinforcing the other.

Course Modules

Years 1 and 2: Foundations are laid with a balanced selection of courses from each department, including the following compulsory physics courses: Year 1: Electricity and magnetism; thermal physics; waves, optics and acoustics. Year 2: Atomic and molecular physics; condensed matter physics; electromagnetic theory; quantum theory. Year 3: Range of courses from both subjects, most being selected from those followed by single'subject students; students do not have to do any practical work, although this is possible if desired; compulsory physics courses: nuclear and particle physics; quantum physics; solid state physics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £18,830  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher A1A1A-A1AA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAAA
  • GCE A-level A*AA-A*A*A
  • European Baccalaureate 90%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£26,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

27% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 90%

Total Coursework: 10%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation