Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will benefit from exceptional teaching quality; we are consistently near the top of the league tables. The course offers reasonable class sizes with a focus on small group teaching and good access to your lecturers. You will enjoy a friendly and informal atmosphere. You will discuss physics and learn from each other in a supportive learning environment. We are known for internationally top'class research at the cutting edge of particle physics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, experimental quantum computing, quantum matter at low temperatures, theoretical physics and biophysics.

Course Modules

Year 1: mathematics for scientists; mechanics and relativity; classical matter; physics of the universe; fields and waves; scientific skills. Year 2: mathematical methods; scientific computing skills; quantum mechanics; optics; electromagnetism; atomic and nuclear physics; particle detectors and accelerators; classical and statistical thermodynamics; the solid state; astronomy. Year 3: experimental or theoretical project; particle physics; semiconductors and superconductor; modern topics of condensed matter; particle astrophysics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Course specific
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • SQA Higher AAABB

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 94%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 50
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 63%

Total Coursework: 37%

Total Practical: 0%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation