Physical Sciences entry route leading to BSc (Hons) (4 year route including a Foundation Year at Carmel College)

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Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: F308
  • Year of entry: 2021

Module details

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered.

Programme Year Zero

Year Zero is based at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles away from the main University precinct. The College offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement.

Students follow three foundation modules chosen from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Geography. Module choice depends on the programme students wish to follow after the Foundation Year (Year Zero).

There is a separate brochure outlining facilities at Carmel College and this is available from Carmen Nuñez.

Programme Year One

In Years Two, Three and Four, students follow appropriate modules for their chosen programme.

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Teaching and Learning

Our research-led teaching ensures you are taught the latest advances in cutting-edge physics research. Lectures introduce and provide the details of the various areas of physics and related subjects. You will be working in tutorials and problem-solving workshops, which are another crucial element in the learning process, where you put your knowledge into practice. They help you to develop a working knowledge and understanding of physics. All of the lecturers also perform world class research and use this to enhance their teaching.

Most work takes place in small groups with a tutor or in a larger class where staff provide help as needed. Practical work is an integral part of the programmes, and ranges from training in basic laboratory skills in the first two years to a research project in the third or fourth year. You will undertake an extended project on a research topic with a member of staff who will mentor you. By the end of the degree you will be well prepared to tackle problems in any area and present yourself and your work both in writing and in person. In the first two years students take maths modules which provide the support all students need to understand the physics topics.