What will I learn?

Get an insight into the minds of the great thinkers, where the works of Newton and Einstein stand alongside those of Plato and Kant.

Critically evaluate scientific methods and see physics laid bare. Study topics from plasma to paradox and discover fundamental truths about the nature of the Universe.

You'll study the foundations of physics, enhanced by the grand theories of metaphysics, ethics and logic. You'll learn to analyse real-life problems and communicate complex ideas and arguments - key skills for your onward career.

You'll work with world-renowned physicists and philosophers, probing the nature of existence and pushing the boundaries of research.

Accreditation

Our Physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (iop.org), guaranteeing the standard of our teaching and learning. Completing this degree will put you on track to becoming a Chartered Physicist.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Teaching format

Much of your teaching will be in the form of lectures based on our cutting-edge research. Twice a week you'll join four or five other students to discuss course material with a tutor. Discussions often range beyond the immediate subject matter to wider implications and issues.

You'll have regular meetings with a personal academic supervisor, who will guide your studies and keep an eye on your academic progress and general welfare.

Assessment and feedback

Most of your assessment will be by formal examination. You'll also be marked on regular problem exercises and laboratory work, coursework and formal report writing.

Careers and skills

Our graduates are sought by employers in a huge range of disciplines. The skills you will learn - analysis, mathematics, problem-solving - are relevant in industries from finance to software development. We're committed to supporting our students' career development and employability - it's embedded in our core teaching. We organise activities from careers fairs to leadership building exercises to ensure you're prepared to enter the jobs market with a competitive edge.

Which department am I in?

Physics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£24,000.00 (US$ 32,000) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For an undergraduate degree, such as a BA or BSc, you will need: A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and either ACT with minimum score of at least 26 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) or SAT® Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) achieved prior to March 2016 or Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics). We do not expect or require the optional essay component. Plus either Three AP subjects with grades ranging between 4 and 5; or Three SAT Subject Tests with scores ranging between 650 and 700+; A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable. Or Associates Degree with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better. If you're looking to gain entry to a course that requires A level Mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC at grade 4 or higher is required. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

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

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About University of York

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