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- Gain analytical and mathematical modelling skills to describe the multiple aspects of the physical world.
- Achieve the confidence and ability to formulate and solve problems in physics and beyond.
- Gain a firm basis for conducting physics research in a range of theoretical and practical areas, including the skills to manage a project.
- Participate in rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject.
Develop the skills and attributes for a career in physics or any professional occupation requiring confident, innovative, organised, numerate, analytical and strategic thinkers with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Watch student Rhian Hughes talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
We have designed a balanced mix of activities to develop you as a professional physicist and enhance your future career prospects.
You learn through
- laboratory sessions
- problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
- group and individual project work
- acting as mentors for other students
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Although optional, a placement is actively encouraged – it is virtually guaranteed to have a transformative effect and will significantly improve your employability at the end of the degree.
You have the opportunity to set up your own business venture or engage in real-life projects with external clients.
This course prepares you for a career in
- oil and gas
- space exploration
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- excellent facilities and analytical equipment
- a range of new teaching and research laboratories
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 64 points from A level mathematics and physics. For example:
- BBC at A Level with grade C in mathematics and Physics.
- A combination of qualifications, which must include 64 points from A level mathematics and Physics and may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
- Science at grade C or 4
• Foundation - successful completion of our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or equivalent
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Atomic And Nuclear Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electronics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Condensed Matter Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mathematics For Physicists||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Professional And Practical Physicist 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vibrations, Waves And Optics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mechanics, Relativity And Electromagnetism||Credits: 20||
|Module: Physical Modelling 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Quantum And Condensed Matter Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Professional And Practical Physicist 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Thermodynamics And Statistical Physics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Analogue And Digital Systems||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Interfaces And Instrumentation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Physical Modelling 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Practice For Physicists||Credits: 20|
|Module: Project For Physicists||Credits: 20|
|Module: Advanced Investigatory Techniques||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Business Intelligence||Credits: 20|
|Module: Fluid Flow||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Modelling With Partial Differential Equations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Optical Fibre Communications/Optoelectronics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tensors And Relativity||Credits: 20|
|Module: Vlsi Design||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. ††
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Physics courses (PDF)
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