College of Science - Swansea University

Bachelor in Physics (with Integrated Foundation) - Grado en Física

College of Science - Swansea University
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:
    UK/EU £9,000
    International £14,400
  • Comienzo:
    Información no disponible
  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    4 Años
  • Condiciones:
    You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University´s scholarships and bursaries page.
  • Idioma:
    El Grado se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    BSc Physics (with Integrated Foundation)


The Department of Physics offers a 4-year Physics with Integrated Foundation Year Degree scheme (F301) which is appropriate for students who are yet to achieve the necessary skills in physics and mathematics. Students undertake this scheme for a variety of reasons, including a lack of appropriate A-level grades in mathematics and physics. It is the acknowledged route to a physics degree for returning mature students. Although students enter into this degree scheme for a wide variety of reasons we are constantly and pleasantly surprised by the performance of students taking this course. We have had many examples of students entering via this scheme and graduating with first class or second class honours degrees.

Following their successful completion of the foundation year, students may then follow any pathway through the BSc or MPhys courses, with all options available to them. Across all teaching, after this point there is no differentiation between an F301 student and any other.


A levels: grades CCD or equivalent. A-level Physics and Mathematics are preferred. However, applicants with relevant qualifications or professional experience will also be considered.

Access to HE (Science): 27 merits including Mathematics and Physics.

IB: 24 (including 6 in Maths and 7 in Physics at Standard Level.

BTEC: will be considered depending on subjects studied, and applicants will be expected to demonstrate significant knowledge of Physics and Mathematics well beyond GCSE standard.

*This course is appropriate for students not having the necessary qualifications to enter the 3 year B.Sc. Degree scheme. Decisions are based on an individual basis by the Admission Tutors.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of A-level, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments.


Year 0 (Level 3)
Entry Level 3 / Year 0
Compulsory Modules
Module Name
Introduction to Programming
Environmental Science
Fundamental Mathematics at Work
Fundamental Calculus
Fundamental Algebra
Fundamental Mathematics
Introductory Physics
Introduction to Optics and Wave Motion
Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism and Waves
Introduction to Atoms and Nuclei
Introduction to Bulk Physics and Thermal Physics

Year 1 (Level 4)
HE Level 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module Name
Calculus for Physics
Algebra for Physicists
Dynamics I
Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology
Dynamics II
Matter and Fields II
Matter and Fields I
Waves and Optics
The Quantum World
Quantative Methods in Physics
Laboratory Physics I
Differential Equations for Physics

Year 2 (Level 5)
HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip
Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module Name
Statistical Physics
Physics Simulation
Quantum Mechanics I
Mathematical Methods in Physics I
Condensed Matter Physics I
Laboratory Physics 2 and Group Projects
Laboratory Physics 2 and Group Projects
Electromagnetism and Special Relativity I
Electromagnetism II
Mathematical Methods in Physics II
Particle Physics I

Optional Modules
Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
Foundations of Astrophysics

Year 3 (Level 6)
HE Level 6 Degree / Honours
Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module Name
Quantum Mechanics II
Atomic Physics I
Condensed Matter Physics II
Option Experiments
Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics II
Particle Physics II
Frontiers of Nuclear Physics
Climate Physics

Optional Modules
Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
Quantum Devices
Foundations of Astrophysics
General Relativity
Teaching Physics via a School Placement

Salidas profesionales

Physics graduates have a wide range of job opportunities. Employers include academic institutions, government research organisations and industry, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, engineering, instrumentation, manufacturing, oil and gas, science, communication, space exploration and telecommunications. Many physics graduates pursue a career outside physics, ie in consultancy, IT, the environmental industry, financial services, the legal sector, transport and utilities.

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