BSc

Physics with Education

Key Facts

Code F3X3
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC with B in Physics and B in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The Physics with Education course is an interdisciplinary programme combining the expertise of two departments. The Physics with Education degree will introduce you to the broad spectrum of what is arguably the most important of the natural sciences, alongside essential theories and concepts of education. In studying for the Physics with Education degree you will gain a range of transferable skills and you will be properly prepared theoretically and practically for a postgraduate PGCE.

The Physics with Education degree is a major/minor scheme. You will spend two-thirds of your time studying Physics in the Department of Physics and one-third studying Education in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Physics and Astronomy (NSS 2016)
Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Education (NSS 2016)

Department of Physics: 95% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

92% of undergraduates who graduated from the Department of Physics in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning: 95% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

95% of undergraduates from the Department of Education who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules

Overview

Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach the subject. Our Physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), a leading scientific society which engages with policy makers and the general public to advance physics education, research and application, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive jobs market.

Our Physics lecturers are also researchers working at the cutting edge of their respective fields, from material physics to planetary and space physics, so you can be confident that you will be informed by the latest specialist knowledge along with advanced theoretical, modelling, and instrumentation techniques.

The university has a proud tradition of research excellence, as demonstrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. It placed the university in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

Our Staff

Department of Physics Lecturers are all qualified to PhD level and have a track record of research in their fields of specialisation.

Undergraduate lecturers in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning are either qualified to PhD standard or are experienced practitioners in their field. All teaching staff currently possess, or are working towards, a recognised teaching qualification.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC with B in Physics and B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject and B in A level Mathematics

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in Physics and 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
Pass overall with 60% in Physics and 60% in Mathematics

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