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) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

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 of Sciences 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 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of EE
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • 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

Other Requirements

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

International Students will require approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Its aim is to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery. The ATAS is specifically designed to ensure that those applying for study in certain sensitive subjects do not acquire knowledge that could potentially be used in WMD courses. Please see the following link for further information http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/atas-what

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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