What will I learn?

**Course overview**- If you’re interested in solving problems and finding out how things work, then our Physics Foundation Entry degree is a stepping stone to our Physics degrees.- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme.- The Foundation Year is the same for all physics and astrophysics students. Small classes are kept small, so you’ll benefit from lots of support.**Why study with us**- You’ll study three physics modules (60 credits) and four mathematics modules (60 credits), which will help you develop an understanding of the fundamentals of classical and quantum physics.- You’ll also gain the mathematical ability to express those ideas alongside laboratory experience to perform real physics experiments.- Successful completion of the Foundation Year can lead to any of the full BSc (Hons)/MPhys Physics or Astrophysics degrees.**Further information**If you are planning a career in scientific research, we would strongly recommend you consider the year longer MPhys (Hons) qualification.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Admissions Office,

Corporation Street,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Diploma plus SAT 1550 from 'Critical Reading', 'Math' and 'Writing' (before March 2016) OR SAT 1130 from 'Evidence Based Reading and Writing' and 'Math' (after March 2016) OR ACT Composite Score 22 and two SAT Subject Tests at 600 each OR Two Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grades 3, 3. OR (if no SAT or ACT) - Three SAT Subject Tests with grades 600 each OR Three Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grade 3, 3, 3.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.