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Physics

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

The professionally-recognised BSc Physics degree will develop your understanding of the fundamentals of physics as a core science, and will build your knowledge and professional skills to prepare you for a career in any area of physics, including industrial applications and academic research.

UWS is a key member of Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) which is a research alliance with the aim of placing Scotland at the forefront of international physics research. You can be assured that you will be taught by research-active academics who are specialists in their field.

In addition, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month paid placement with an industrial or scientific employer in the UK or abroad.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements
Standard entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Maths and Physics or Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCC including Maths and Physics.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Maths and Physics or Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.

Progression Routes

There is always a string demand for graduates in physics from technology based industries in Scotland and elsewhere. These industries cover areas such as telecommunications, optics and energy, a topic of hugely growing interest because of global warming.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons (Sandwich)

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F300

Course Length

4 - 5 years

Faculty

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science

Department

Physical and Chemical Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General