Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Physics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
About The Program
About The University
6.0 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
Physics addresses the meaning of everything. From quantum information and a grand unified theory, to dark matter and high energy particle physics, this subject can take you anywhere.
Over the course of this three-year degree you will delve into the building blocks of matter and the vastness of the cosmos.
You will learn how fundamental physics is applied across different disciplines and how it connects to new advances in engineering, medicine and mathematics.
Studying physics at Swansea University gives you access to genuinely world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities.
Why Physics at Swansea?
Physics at Swansea University is a widely admired degree which attracts students from across the world.
Physics at Swansea is ranked:
TOP in the UK for student satisfaction [Complete University Guide 2020]
2nd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching [Guardian University Guide 2020]
4th for satisfaction with feedback [Guardian University Guide 2020]
7th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2020]
TOP in the UK for student satisfaction [Guardian University Guide 2020]
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold Award, UK Government recognition of excellence in higher education teaching.
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
Daily contact with approachable teaching staff will shape your studies. You will be taught by world-leading scientists through lectures, laboratory work, feedback sessions, projects and small group sessions.
Research links with CERN and the anti-matter work of the ALPHA Collaboration ensure that our teaching is informed by the latest research.
Our Physics Society was voted the best Physics Society in the UK at the University Student Networks Annual Societies Forum 2017.
If you reach a required standard in your opening years of BSc study, you may be invited to transfer to the four-year MPhys scheme.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A levels with AAB-BBB to include Maths and Physics