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Physical Sciences, BSc
Physical Sciences, BSc

Physical Sciences, BSc

  • ID:UOA440006
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£22,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£22,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£141,120.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

  • IELTS Academic: OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

  • TOEFL iBT: OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

  • PTE Academic: OVERALL - 59 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

  • Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Other Requirements

Standard: AABB*: Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB*: Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB*: Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

International Baccalaureate: 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL, with two Mathematics/ Science subjects at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate: 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 including a minimum of H3 from two Science or Mathematics subjects.

Course Information

The degree follows a similar structure to the standard Physics degree, however, the flexibility allows for a mix of courses that involve no compulsory Mathematics courses. This appeals to many students who have an interest in this area but are put off by the mathematical components. Courses are dynamic and exciting, including Astronomy and Meteorology so it is a very broad ranging degree programme.

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Year 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen (PD1002)

Optional Courses

Select:

  • The Physical Universe A (PX1015) OR Understanding the Physical World (PX1016)

  • The Physical Universe B (PX1513) OR Astronomy and Meteorology (PX1514)

Plus select a further 30 credit points from level 1 courses in Physical Sciences*, plus a further 60 credit points from courses of choice

* For the purposes of this degree, the Physical Science Group of courses consists of all courses with codes PX, PC, CM, CS, EG, ES, GL, MA, MX, SS and ST, plus GG 2510 and GG 3069.

  • The Physical Universe A (PX1015)

  • Understanding the Physical World (PX1016)

  • The Physical Universe B (PX1513)

  • Astronomy and Meteorology (PX1514)

Year 2

Optional Courses

Select one of the following:

  • Light Science (PX2013) AND Practical Optics and Electronics (PX2505)

  • Dynamical Phenomena (PX2015) AND Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (PX2510)

Plus select a further 30 credit points from level 2 courses in Physical Sciences, plus a further 60 credit points from courses of choice

  • Light Science (PX2013)

  • Practical Optics and Electronics (PX2505)

  • Dynamical Phenomena (PX2015)

  • Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (PX2510)

Year 3

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from Level 3 Physical Sciences courses, plus a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

PX4510 - Structure of Matter and the Universe OR PX4516 - Nuclear and Semiconductor Physics

  • Energy and Matter (PX3014)

  • Introduction to the Solid State (PX3016)

  • Advanced Practical Physics (PX3510)

  • Electricity and Magnetism (PX3512)

  • Quantum Mechanics (PX3511)

  • Mathematical and Computational Methods in Physics (PX3019)

Year 4

Compulsory Courses

  • Project (PX4013)

  • Statistical Physics and Stochastic Systems (PX4012)

  • Case Studies in Physical Sciences (PX4007)

  • Modelling Theory (PX4514)

Optional Courses

Select 15 further credit points from courses in Physical Sciences at Level 3 or 4, plus 15 credit points from courses of choice.

NOTE: A graduating curriculum for the Honours programme must include 90 credit points from Level 4 courses.

PX4510 - Structure of Matter and the Universe OR PX4516 - Nuclear and Semiconductor Physics

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

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Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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