Course Detail

Bachelor of Physics with French


Physics studies how our Universe works. It includes areas such as quantum theory, relativity and particle physics, and lies at the heart of most modern technology - for example the computer and the laser. Most forefront science takes place in international collaborations, and this 5-year MSci degree includes a year studying abroad. It is aimed at students who wish to continue French beyond school, and may want to pursue a career as a research physicist.

Course ContentThe course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Stage 1In their first year students study a core of experimental, theoretical and computational physics, alongside applied mathematics. Physics topics include:

• Classical Mechanics
• Electromagnetism
• Light and Optics
• Quantum Theory
• Relativity
• Solid State Physics
• Thermal Physics
• French
Stage 2At Stage 2, according to degree selection, modules are taken which reveal the excitement of such areas as:

• Astrophysics I
• Atomic and Nuclear Physics
• Quantum Physics
• Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
• Physics of the Solid State
• French

Advanced laboratory work develops the skills of planning, carrying out and analysing experiments and simulations, and provides opportunities for deepening understanding of the wide applicability of physics.
Stage 3Students will take an approved Erasmus programme of study at a French speaking university or alternatively, an approved placement in a French speaking country.
Stage 4At Stage 4, a choice of modules is made to develop in-depth understanding of such areas as:

• Astrophysics II
• Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
• Nuclear and Particle Physics
• Physics in Medicine
• Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
• Advanced Solid State Physics
• Professional Skills
• French

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • Higher Secondary Education Certificate plus successful completion of a recognised Foundation Programme.
  • 3 UK A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).