Geophysics (Physics) BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: F656
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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Entry Requirements

A level offerABB
Subject requirementsMathematics and Physics A level. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in relevant Diploma, students will be invited to attend interview
International Baccalaureate33 points with no score less than 4, inc. Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Mathematics and Physics
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAcceptable at grade B including Mathematics and Physics A Levels with grades AB
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessConsidered if taking a relevant subject. 45 Level 3 credits in graded units, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of Mathematics and Physics. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be invited to attend interview.
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science