Physics BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE F300
OverviewThis physics degree covers subjects including dynamics, electromagnetism, photonics and optics and astrophysics. These areas lead onto the quantum world of subatomic particles, the fascinating nature of light and the challenging but wonderful fields of quantum physics and relativity. Mathematics and practical work play an important part throughout the course, and specialist courses provided a background in physical maths and lab skills for physics applications. In later years, the ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
96th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
29th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
25th

Start date and duration

Start date
13-SEP-21
Full Time
4 Years

Physics

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 90 = 10% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Physics graduate salary at this uni
£20,000
UK Physics graduate salary
£23,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2020

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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A level
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£1,820 per year
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£19,400 per year
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International Fees
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How Physics (General) students rated:

Student rating ( 3.8) 13 reviews

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4 star 54%
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How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.1) 1,127 reviews

5 star 27%
4 star 57%
3 star 15%
2 star 1%
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Where you'll study

Heriot-Watt University

Riccarton Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH14 4AS United Kingdom Nearest train station: Curriehill  0.4 miles away

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