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Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, essential concepts and methods in physics.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Physics


Degree Duration

4 years :1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

January 2024August 2023

Degree Overview

Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, essential concepts and methods in physics.
Strong ability to utilize mathematical relationships and methods to describe physical phenomena.
Ability to solve problems of significant difficulty in physics by integrating conceptual understanding, quantitative understanding, logical reasoning, and use of mathematical methods.
Good ability to analyze and interpret data, with proper treatment of measurement uncertainties.
Good ability to design and implement experimental investigations, with proper use of instrumentation.
Good ability to communicate knowledge and results to others in written and oral form.
Good ability to utilize print and electronic resources, computers, and software to gain information and perform calculations.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Physicists discover how the universe behaves and use that knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

Develop a deep understanding of fundamental physics, from astronomical phenomena to quantum mechanics.

You will carry out a personal project involving practical experience in a research laboratory.

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

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campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.

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