Physics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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About this course

On this BSc Physics degree you'll study time and space as you explore the physical theories that help us understand our universe. You'll also gain advanced analytical, mathematical and computing skills, valued by recruiters in a wide range of professions.

You’ll immerse yourself in fascinating topics such as quantum mechanics, special relativity and the evolution of galaxies.

You'll develop the skills to become a physicist as you choose from a range of optional modules in every year of study. You'll carry out real research projects. Recent examples have involved making high-temperature superconductors, building a laser and determining the mass of cluster galaxies.

General Relativity is another popular study option - we are one of only a few UK universities to offer this as part of an undergraduate physics degree.

You can also choose a minor subject in an unrelated field alongside your main degree.

The first 2 years of this programme are the same as the physics master's, which means you can switch to the 4-year MPhys degree.

Physics offers an academic scholarship scheme worth up to £20,000, plus an unconditional offer based on a competitive exam taken at applicant visit days.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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