Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Physics with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

Physics is the most multifaceted discipline of Science.

Physics is the most multifaceted discipline of Science.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code F301
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences
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Why choose this course?

Physics is the most multifaceted discipline of Science.  It involves exploring, experimenting and theorising, with all the scientific topics as its playground.  A physicist is someone who wants to figure things out. To do so, he/she relies on a broad toolkit, from complex simulations run by computer codes to simple models based on a mathematical idea.  Our course of Physics allows students to discover where lies their best potential.

If you like to think, guess, bet, tweak, explore, discover and want to contribute to tomorrow’s new and emerging technologies, the Physics course is a good place to be.



The foundation year (Level 3 modules) will develop your study and analytical skills in preparation for your future study in physics and develop an understanding of the knowledge which underpins the subject.

What happens on the course?

Level 3 (Foundation Year) will develop your study and analytical skills in preparation for your future study in physics and develop an understanding of the knowledge which underpins the subject.

Level 4, 5 and 6

The BSc (Hons) Physics course leads you through the meanders of light and matter, both at the classical and quantum level, with topics in Optics, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Physics of the Solid State and Condensed Matter, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics. It also provides strong foundations in Mathematics and Computer Science, taught by experts who spelalise in these subjects. The course is heavily laboratory-based, with brand new equipment.  You will build a telescope, guide radio-waves and study car collisions. It also fosters a constant active production of scientific output in both oral and written form, up to the highest professional standards.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Studying physics at university-level will bring you into contact with a wide variety of topics, providing much flexibility and competencies for the world of work.  There are countless careers open to physicists, including: research, academia, teaching, engineering, computing, electronics, medical equipment, manufacturing, jobs related to medical technologies, radiology, scientific publishing, telecommunications, etc.  Physics focuses on all fields with a potential for technology. As such it offers great professional prospects given the huge demand in this sector. Physicists have also proven to be highly sought after in management, financing and trading, as system developers, operational researchers or patent attorneys.


Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BSc (Hons) Physics course is taught by research-active staff of international recognition, with a strong dedication to supporting students on an individual basis. 

It is a brand new development of the University of Opportunity, that consistently achieves excellent ratings for the way it helps innovation in industrial environments through working directly with industrial partners. You will be part of the exciting adventure of forging your Alma Mater and contribute to its success.

The School within which physics is housed gets consistently high scores in the NSS survey. It utilises the brand new Rosalind Franklin Science Building.

After completing degree in Physics you will be a problem-solving expert. You will have acquired competencies in a broad range of Physics skills, including electronics, optics and mechanics, but also their combinations and variations. You will have gained highly developed analytical and practical expertise, be conversant with data processing, analysis and interpretation, and will have research-level laboratory competencies.  You will have developed a considerable experience in dealing efficiently with huge amount of new information. Finally, you will be highly trained in communicating efficiently on technical subjects, both orally and in written form.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels 
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP or BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP


Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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