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

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: F308
  • Year of entry: 2019
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This programme offers a four-year route to the BSc (Hons) degree programmes offered by the Department of Physics.

You follow the Foundation Year at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles away from the main University campus. It offers small class sizes and high academic standards. You then opt to follow any of the Physics programmes.

Programme in detail

At Carmel College, you will take three foundation modules chosen from physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology or geography, depending on which degree route you want to follow. In your second year, you will attend the University of Liverpool and take the same modules as other students on your chosen programme. Please contact Carmen Nunez for full details E: degree@carmel.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)1744 452 213

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

131 Year One undergraduates in 2017

UK league tables

Ranked 11th for Physics in the Guardian University Guide 2018

Facts and figures

The Department of Physics has produced three Nobel Laureates. 
Accreditation
Our programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics which means they satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Physicist status.

Why this subject?

Create a degree to suit you

Explore and apply fundamental principles that underpin modern physics, from electrodynamics and semiconductors to the startling conclusions of relativity and quantum mechanics. Our flexible programmes  allow the transfer of students up to the end of Year Two between any of the physics programmes. 

Be part of a supportive community working together to do great science

Our open-door approach enables us to offer you a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Prepare for your professional career

All of our BSc and MPhys programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics, and our specialist programmes such as Physics with Nuclear Science and Physics with Medical Applications provide skill sets necessary for these growing sectors.

Be at the forefront of modern physics

There are opportunities to work alongside our internationally renowned academics at projects at the LHC at CERN and in many international and national research centres in the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea and many European countries.

Learn in our award-winning facilities

Teaching takes place in our £23 million Central Teaching Laboratories, which have transformed the way in which physical sciences are taught at the University.