BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

This is for students who do not have suitable qualifications in physics and maths for direct entry to the BSc degree. 

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Physics 1
  • Foundation Maths B
  • Foundation Physics 2
  • Subject in Context Group Project: Maths and Physics


Integrated Masters with an Industrial Placement

This year could involve working in a R&D environment for a company or research institution, developing skills such as time management, team working, and communication. You take distance learning courses in quantum physics, nuclear and particle physics and maintain contact with departmental staff during your placement.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,650

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Whether you wish to explore the world at sub-atomic level or on a cosmological scale, you study Physics at Hull under the guidance of internationally recognised experts in their fields. Our innovative approach to active hands-on learning with state-of-the-art facilities leads to greater student engagement, helping our physics courses top the 2015 National Student Survey with 100% student satisfaction. We also topped the Guardian University Guide 2016 for ‘Added Value’, which compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications, with a maximum 10 out of 10. Our graduates are in high demand across a variety of industries, establishing successful careers in some of the best-known laboratories and research facilities, including Jodrell Bank and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

This degree provides you with the concepts and mathematical tools for a deep understanding of modern physics. Your tutors are world leaders in areas of research, such as quantum information, condensed matter theory, cosmology, string theory and astrophysics. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and has been designed to have a cutting edge curriculum. The option of a foundation year is ideal if you do not have suitable qualifications for direct entry to the BSc degree. The four year integrated Masters degree is designed for students wishing to develop advanced research and development skills, and fully satisfies the educational requirements of the Chartered Physicist (CPhys) professional qualification. You can opt to spend a year of this course on industrial placement, giving you valuable skills for your future career.


BSc (Hons)

4 years



4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our graduates have found work in the UK and overseas with major companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Rolls Royce and Atkins Engineering. Graduates are also in high demand in laboratories at Jodrell Bank, National Physical Laboratory or National Nuclear Laboratory. And there are opportunities in medical physics within the NHS, with some graduates entering NHS graduate schemes.

New Unistats survey results show that Physics graduate employment level at Hull is 72% with an above average starting salary of £25k.

There is great demand for Physics teachers and there are generous scholarships available. Alternatively, some students prefer to continue their studies on MSc and PhD study courses.

Our courses are designed so that employability is at the heart of the curriculum. You will learn valuable communication and presentation skills that have helped our graduates find careers in areas as diverse as oil prospecting, defence, risk management and the Stock Exchange.

You will have access to lifelong careers guidance. The University of Hull’s commitment to employability does not end when you graduate. If you need guidance on your career path, or get to the point when you would like a career change, help and support is always available.