Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - MPhys (Hons) 2018
 
Course Data  
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from A level Physics and 40 points from A Level Mathematics.
Interview/Audition may be required? No
Interview/Audition type: No
Portfolio/Evidence of work required? No
Portfolio/Evidence type: No
Admissions test required? No
Criminal records check required? No
Occupational Health check required? No
   
Access to HE  
Number, level of credits and subject area required: 112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science). Physics and mathematics based units must all be passed at Merit or above.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
Volume and depth of study (A level or equivalent)  
Minimum number required: 2
Minimum number preferred: 3
Tariff Score  
Range of points in conditional offers: 112-128
Minimum points required from qualifications
with the volume and depth of A level or equivalent:
80
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
GCE AS Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
GCE AS Double Award Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
GCE A level Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Physics at grade B and Mathematics at grade B.
GCE A level Double Award Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required/excluded: 40 points from Physics and 40 points from Mathematics.
BTEC (NQF)  
BTEC National Award (6 units) Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
BTEC National Certificate (12 units) Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
BTEC National Diploma (18 units) Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Grades required: DMM
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
BTEC (QCF)  
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) Level 3 Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
BTEC Diploma (QCF) Level 3 Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Grades required: D*D*
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Grades required: DMM
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
BTEC (RQF)  
BTEC National Extended Certificate Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
BTEC National Diploma Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Grades required: D*D*
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
BTEC National Extended Diploma Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Grades required: DMM
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options) Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required/excluded: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels in Physics and Mathematics at grade B.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 112-128
Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade E
Construction and the Built Environment at grade E
Creative and Media at grade E
Engineering at grade E
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade B
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade E
Hospitality at grade E
Information Technology at grade E
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade E
Public Services at grade E
Retail Business at grade E
Society, Health & Development at grade E
Sport and Active Leisure at grade E
Travel and Tourism at grade E
Additional Information: Applicants taking Principal Learning in Environmental and Land-Based Studies require the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma plus an A level in Physics or Mathematics is required at grade B. For all other lines of learning, an A level in Physics at grade B and an A level in Mathematics at grade B, or equivalent, is required.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Tariff points and grades  
Tariff Score: 112-128
   
Scottish Higher  
Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
   
Advanced Higher  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Physics and Mathematics at grade C.
   
Core Skills  
Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Physics and Mathematics at B1.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Physics and Mathematics at H3.
   
International Baccalaureate Diploma  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Required Points: 29
Subjects and grades required: 6 points from Higher Level Physics and 6 points from Higher Level Mathematics. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project  
Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Required Points: 48
Subjects and grades required: Principal Subjects in Physics and Mathematics at M2.
   
Cambridge Technical  
Introductory Diploma Acceptability:
Diploma Acceptability:
Extended Diploma Acceptability:
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications