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Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons)

5 years with professional placement, research placement or study abroad, starting in September 2023

Apply the full breadth of physics to a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, from star formation to black hole growth and the expansion of the Universe.

During the course, you’ll learn about the fundamental theoretical physics describing the intertwining of space, time, matter and energy. You’ll also learn how to assemble evidence from astronomy to build theoretical models of the cosmos. Topics covered include exoplanets, galaxies, cosmology, stars and stellar evolution, general relativity and high energy astrophysics.

As well as gaining a deep knowledge and understanding of physics, you’ll graduate with strong experimental, mathematical and computational expertise. You’ll also gain powerful problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, preparing you for a career in physics or astrophysics and many other fields as well.

Flexibility

In the first two years, you'll study core topics giving you the broad foundation of knowledge and skills essential for a graduate physicist. This gives you the greatest flexibility and makes it possible to change between some of our physics courses if your interests change once you're here. You can also modify placement or study abroad options, or even whether you're on a bachelor’s or master’s programme.

In your final year you’ll carry out a substantial project, choosing from a wide range of topics and types. You’ll also study a wide range of modules in physics and astrophysics, and can choose some broader options to enable you to experience a taster of a field for potential graduate employment.

Master of Physics

The MPhys degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc courses. We offer a wide range of MPhys options at the forefront of research, from quantum field theory to graphene and topological insulators. You’ll also carry out a major master’s level research project or research placement during your final year. This offers you an immersive and authentic experience of physics research, and is excellent preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

Get involved with our research

Our courses reflect the wide range of research activities in the Department. You’ll learn about nano-engines and organic electronics, investigate quantum optics, study the properties of graphene and the importance of symmetry in theoretical physics, and explore the structure and evolution of the Universe. We bring the latest developments in physics into our teaching, and you can get involved by working with us on your own research project.

Develop your professional skills

All our courses give you experience of a range of professional skills to add to your CV, including problem-solving, communications, teamwork and research. We also have staff dedicated to supporting you in your search for a placement or a graduate job, including offering CV workshops and practice interviews.

Use specialist facilities

You’ll learn experimental and computing skills in our well-equipped teaching labs. You can carry out projects with research equipment and high-performance computers in our specialist research labs. We also have strong links to research facilities and observatories in the UK and around the world.

Get ready for your future career

With the combination of an analytical approach and practical problem-solving skills, physics graduates are in strong demand by employers. You'll be able to work in a wide range of careers in physics and beyond, such as:

  • R&D
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable energies

Many of our graduates also go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

Learn more on our Physics Virtual Experience page

You can find out more about studying a physics degree at Bath by visiting our Physics Virtual Experience page to hear from staff and students in the department.

2023/24 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in the 23/24 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Find out about our approach for a safe campus experience for the current 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 5 years. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2028. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

At Bath, our courses are made up of units of study. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you'll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units. These allow you to specialise in particular areas of knowledge that interest you.

As an undergraduate, you will be expected to take 60 credits (ECTS) in each academic year. These are usually split into 30 credits for each semester you study. Sixty credits are the equivalent of 1200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Year 1

Compulsory units

  • Dynamics and astrophysics

    10 credits

  • Foundations of physics 1

    20 credits

  • Mathematics for physics 1

    15 credits

  • Physics skills 1

    15 credits

Year 2

Compulsory units

  • Foundations of physics 2

    20 credits

  • Further physics: from neutrinos to black holes

    15 credits

  • Mathematics for physics 2

    10 credits

  • Physics skills 2

    5 credits

  • Scientific computing and advanced data analysis

    5 credits

Options

  • Year 2 options

    5 credits

Year 3

Compulsory units

  • Professional placement or study abroad

    60 credits

Year 4

Compulsory units

  • Advanced quantum mechanics

    5 credits

  • Fluid dynamics in physics and astrophysics

    5 credits

  • Galaxies and introduction to cosmology

    5 credits

  • General relativity

    5 credits

  • MPhys or MSci project preparation

    5 credits

  • Stars and stellar evolution

    5 credits

Options

  • Penultimate year options

    30 credits

Year 5

Compulsory units

  • Advanced general relativity

    5 credits

  • Cosmology

    5 credits

  • Galaxy evolution

    5 credits

  • High energy astrophysics

    5 credits

Options

  • Final year project and options

    40 credits

Study abroad or placement


You can choose to go on a professional placement, research placement or study at one of our overseas partner institutions. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain valuable new skills, make new contacts or try out a career option.

Professional placement

Going on placement gives you the opportunity to consolidate your academic studies. You’ll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and gaining new transferable skills. This could give you a competitive edge when applying for graduate jobs.

You can choose from a wide range of placements, from scientific research & development to finance or marketing. Recent placement employers include:

  • BAE Systems
  • CERN
  • Dyson
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Samsung

Placement opportunities can't be guaranteed but you'll receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a position.

Find out more about going on placement

Study abroad

Broaden your horizons by spending one or two semesters studying at a university abroad. You’ll experience another culture whilst studying a course that complements your studies at Bath. We currently have links with universities in North America, Australasia, Asia and Europe, including:

  • Purdue University
  • The University of Queensland
  • National University Singapore
  • The University of Helsinki

Find out more about studying abroad

Research placement

As an MPhys student, you can choose to undertake a research placement in the final year of the course. You’ll spend six months (July to December) working in a research organisation of international standing, before returning to the University for the final semester. We have links with leading research organisations, including:

  • CERN
  • NTT Basic Research Laboratories (Japan)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.


Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Closed book written examination
  • Open book written examination
  • Practical
  • Report
  • Set exercises
  • Visual or recorded presentation

Learning and teaching

Contact hours

Timetabled contact hours, which may be made up of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes, vary throughout your course and between courses but are typically between 18 and 22 hours a week in your first year.

Independent learning

In addition to timetabled contact hours, you are expected to undertake independent learning and assessment activities. Typically, this might be around 13 – 22 hours per week in your first year, and include individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing course working assignments, presentations, or revising for exams. After your first year, the emphasis on independent learning becomes greater, for example in a final year project.

Assessment breakdown

You will be assessed by a range of methods designed to develop and test your skills and knowledge. These include closed and open book examinations, problem solving assignments, laboratory and computing assessments, project reports and presentations.

70 to 75% of your course will be assessed through examinations. 25 to 30% will be assessed through coursework, including practical work. The balance of assessment methods will vary throughout your degree.

In your final year you will carry out a project. You will primarily be assessed as an individual but may also be assessed as part of a group.

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities, take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.

Professional accreditations

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.


Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

The United Kingdom currently subscribes to The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive. The MRPQ Directive provides a reciprocal framework of rules which enables European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals to have their professional qualifications recognised in a state other than the one in which the qualification was obtained. In the event of a no deal Brexit, from 1 January 2021, the MRPQ Directive will no longer apply to the UK. However, it is anticipated that there will be a new system for recognising professional qualifications between the UK, EEA, and Switzerland.

‘Physics isn't just learning about how galaxies work. It's about being able to look at the problem and say how it all fits together.’
Erin White BSc Physics including placement year (Graduating year, 2020)

Entry requirements


Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for studying physics. This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, areas of interest from your current studies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

You will need a strong performance in both Mathematics and Physics as part of your entry qualifications.

We know that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We consider any application based on its merits, including your background and circumstances, including through:

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

A*AA

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics (or Further Mathematics if applicable).

A level Alternative offer

AAA

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

International Baccalaureate Typical offer

36 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Physics and either HL Mathematics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level. We may be able to consider you if you are studying Physics or Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches at Standard Level (but not both). Our typical offer in this instance would be 36 points overall with 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Physics or either HL Mathematics plus 7 in Standard Level Physics or Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

We consider applicants studying the IBCP on a case-by-case basis based on the individual components studied. To be considered for this course you will need to study either Mathematics course at Higher Level alongside other HL courses and vocational study equivalent to two A levels. This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma (RQF) or BTEC National Extended Certificates (RQF). Your IB courses and vocational studies must include sufficient physical sciences content.

Our typical offer will including individual grades in the relevant components - please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice before you apply.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC RQF Typical offer

D*DD plus A at A level

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

Due to the mathematical content of the course, you will need A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We are able to consider BTEC qualifications in Applied Science and you need to have studied as many units in Physical Science as possible. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your units before making an application.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC QCF Typical offer

D*D*D* plus A at A level

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

Due to the mathematical content of the course, you will need A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We are able to consider BTEC qualifications in Applied Science and you need to have studied as many units in Physical Science as possible. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your units before making an application.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

T level Typical offer

T levels are not considered suitable preparation for this degree programme and are therefore not accepted for entry. If you require advice on how you may academically prepare to study this degree or present with a mix of qualifications, you should contact our Admissions Progression Team at admissions-progression@bath.ac.uk.

Cambridge Pre-U Typical offer

D2, D3, D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics with D2 in Mathematics or Physics.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, D3, D3

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Scottish Highers Typical offer

AA in Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

39 credits at Distinction

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma in Science or Science and Engineering, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units and 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Physics units.

Our Physics courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics and Physics. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science or Engineering, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics and Physics to be able to succeed in our courses. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits (including Calculus) and Physics units worth at least 12 credits, and your Access course specification will be reviewed thoroughly when we are considering your application. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills. Most recent successful applicants have studied a significant amount of Mathematics independently, or completed some of the Mathematics A level syllabus alongside their Access studies.

Open University credits Typical offer

Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of Pass Grade 2 with 80% in both S112: Science: concepts and practice and a Level 2 Mathematics unit worth 30 credits.

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits including at least 30 credits at Level 2. We would ideally be looking for you to be taking units including S112: Science: concepts and practice, MST124: Essential Mathematics 1 and MST224: Mathematical Methods. his information is a guide and we consider students applying with Open University Credits on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

Taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Combinations of qualifications Typical offer

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are:

  • A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus grade D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject
  • A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications if they are in the same subject area.

GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C)

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

New Zealander qualifications

National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Level 3 Diploma achieved with Excellence including one Level 3 subject with 18 credits at Excellence (E) and two Level 3 subjects with 14 credits at Excellence (E) including Mathematics and Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Australian qualifications

High School Certificates and Certificates of Education

*Pass the relevant certificate with an ATAR or TER of 97 with grade A or 85 in Mathematics and Physics. *

We can accept any of the following school leaver qualifications meeting these requirements:

-Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate -New South Wales Higher School Certificate -Northern Territory Certificate of Education -South Australian Certificate of Education -Tasmanian Certificate of Education -Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning -Victorian Certificate of Education -Western Australian Certificate of Education

Our requirements for the Queensland Senior Certificate of Education are:

*Overall Band Position of 1 with HA in Mathematics and Physics. *

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 95% in the scientific pathway with 10, 9, 9 in three subjects from your final report card including Mathematics and Physics with 10 in Mathematics or Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South Korean qualifications

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

9.0 overall with 9.5, 9.0, 9.0 in three subjects including Mathematics and Physics with 9.5 in Mathematics or Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South African qualifications

National Senior Certificate

77766 in five subjects with 85% in Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Belgian qualifications

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Due to the variety, structure and grading of these qualifications, applications are welcomed from students with these qualifications but we consider them on on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying, please contact us on admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice. Please provide copies of your school reports within your email for our consideration.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Norwegian qualifications

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving certificate from upper secondary school)

An average of 4.5 in the common core subjects and an average of 5 across six optional programme courses including 5 in Mathematics R1/NS1 and R2/NS2 and 5 in Physics 1 and 2.

These requirements are for the Specialisation in General Studies programme. Please contact us if you are taking a different programme

We consider your grades in final assessment for each subject, or in examinations where you do not have a final assessment for that subject.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Cypriot qualifications

Cypriot Apolytirion (Private Schools)

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in two A levels including Mathematics and Physics.

Apolytirion Lyceum Pathway (Public Schools 2019)

If you are studying any of the four subjects at an Advanced Level (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology), we may be able to consider you without the further GCE/PIA/CIE A level requirements. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Danish qualifications

Studenterexamen (STX)

A weighted average mark of 11 with 10 in Mathematics A and Physics A.

If you sit written and oral examinations in a subject, you must achieve the required grades in both.

We may be able to consider your application if you are taking the Højere Handelseksamen (HHX), Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF). Please contact us to discuss our requirements.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Portuguese qualifications

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

An overall average of 18 with 19, 18, 18 in three subjects including Mathematics and Physics, with 19 in either Mathematics or Physics.

Your subjects grades will be taken as an average of your school results and external exams where relevant.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Croatian qualifications

Maturalna Svjedodzba

*An overall grade of 5 with 5 in four subjects including Mathematics and Physics at Advanced Level. *

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

88% overall with 9.0 in both Mathematics (5 periods) and Physics (4 periods) with 9.5 in either Mathematics or Physics.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

90, 85, 85 in three extended subjects including Mathematics and Physics with 90 in either Mathematics or Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Indian qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

An average of 85% across four subjects with 85% in Mathematics and Physics.

We do not accept Physical Education as one of these four subjects.

These requirements are for the CBSE and CISCE boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

American qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

5 in AP Calculus BC plus 5 in both AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2.

You will also need to pass your High School Diploma and achieve an ACT score of 30 or SATR scores of 740 in both Mathematics and Evidence based Reading and Writing.

We are aware that access to SAT/ACT exams has been limited over the past two years, and that many students have not taken these tests. Taking this into consideration, we will consider relevant performance in Maths and English via the Advanced Placement qualification to replace the SAT/ACT requirement. Should you not be studying an English AP, you will be required to take a further English test in order to meet our entry requirements. Please be aware that completion of the High School Diploma will remain a requirement. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email admissions@bath.ac.uk.

SAT Subject Tests

We do not accept SAT Subject Tests for direct entry to our degrees.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Spanish qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 9 overall with 9 in Mathematics and Physics.

You must be studying Mathematics I and II from the science stream. We cannot accept Mathematics for Social Sciences for this degree course.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

German qualifications

Abitur

1.3 overall with 14, 13 in Mathematics and Physics.

The required grades in Mathematics and Physics must be achieved in your final examinations if you take them. If you do not take one of these subjects in your final examinations, you will need an average grade across 4 semesters in it.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Singaporean qualifications

Singapore A levels

AAA in three H2 level subjects including A in Mathematics and Physics.

Polytechnic Diploma (3 years)

We are unable to consider a Polytechnic Diploma for our Physics degrees.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Greek qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Irish qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H3 in six subjects from the Irish Leaving Certificate with H1, H2 in Mathematics and Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hong Kongese qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

5*, 5, 5 in Physics and two other elective subjects plus 5* in core Mathematics and 5 in either extended mathematics paper.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

An overall score of 16 with 16, 15 in two specialities in your final year including Mathematics and either Physics/Chemistry or Engineering Sciences.

If you are studying the International Option Baccalaureate (OIB), our typical offer is:

An overall score of 14 with 16, 15 in two specialities in your final year including Mathematics and either Physics/Chemistry or Engineering Sciences.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie

5.7 overall with 6.0 and 5.8 in Mathematics and Physics including at least one of these subjects in a state matriculation exam.

Any subject in your offer in which you do not take a state matriculation exam must be studied in your final year of school.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Jordanian qualifications

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Russian qualifications

Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Japanese qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Chinese qualifications

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate or Chinese University Entrance Exam (Gaokao)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of these qualifications alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Thai qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Emirati qualifications

Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

We accept the Indian 12th Standard and our entry requirements are listed under the 'India' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

9.0 overall with 95, 90, 90 in three state exams including Mathematics and Physics with 95 in Mathematics or Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Malaysian qualifications

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

AAA in three subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

We do not accept General Studies as one of these three subjects. We do not accept grade A- in place of grade A.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Turkish qualifications

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

CGPA of 85% with 85% in Physics and either Calculus or Mathematics in the final year.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

5 in all subjects with 85% and 80% in Higher Mathematics and Physics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Swedish qualifications

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Pass with A in 200 credits in Mathematics including Mathematics 4 or 5 and A in Physics 1 and 2 plus A in a further 800 credits and B in a further 800 credits.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Canadian qualifications

Secondary School Diploma

An average of 90% in the Diploma with 90%, 88%, 88% in three Year 12 subjects including Calculus & Vectors and Physics.

We are aware that Mathematics and Calculus subjects are known by different titles according to each individual province within Canada. Please contact us on admissions@bath.ac.uk if you would like to confirm we accept the subjects that you are studying.

We also accept the Canadian International Matriculation Programme. Our requirements are the same as for the Secondary School Diploma.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept the IB Diploma and our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section. If you are studying a mixture of IB courses and College Board qualifications please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100
  • LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) with professional placement, research placement or study abroad


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

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Tuition fees

Fee information is not yet available for this course. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

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Extra costs

If you choose to take 'Science education in practice' as an optional unit, you may need to pay for an enhanced DBS check and for travel to local secondary schools.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

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You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.

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Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Physics with Astrophysics
  • Final award
    MPhys (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    N124
  • Institution code
    B16
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    25 January 2023
  • Overseas application deadline
    25 January 2023
  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Selection process

We will usually assess you based on your UCAS application. If you are studying certain qualifications, such as an Access to HE Diploma or BTEC, you may be invited to attend an interview as part of our selection process so we can better assess your studies and experiences. If you are studying an Access to HE Diploma or BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma, please make sure that your UCAS application is submitted by 25 January: if you apply after this deadline, then it may be too late for us to include you in our interview process.

Very exceptionally we may invite you to an interview if you have circumstances we cannot assess from an application alone.

Our interview page gives more information on what you should expect from an interview.

Immigration requirements

This MPhys degree is covered by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Unless you are a citizen of the UK or another country exempted from ATAS clearance, you will need an ATAS Certificate to join this course. Find out more about applying for an ATAS certificate.

Exemptions include citizens of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) member state and citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and the USA.

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Dynamics and astrophysics

10 credits

The study of matter in motion has underpinned our understanding of the physical world, from Newton’s laws of motion to Einstein's theory of relativity. You will learn how these theories are developed and applied, taking a more mathematical approach than in pre-University courses, and explore the foundations of astrophysics, including the solar system, exoplanets, stars and galaxies. You’ll also learn how to analyse DC and AC electric circuits, to help support your experimental lab work.

Foundations of physics 1

20 credits

You will advance your knowledge and understanding of fundamental areas of Physics, including quantum mechanics, states of matter, thermodynamics, vibrations & waves, optics and the laws of electromagnetism, developing a platform for your studies throughout your undergraduate course.

Mathematics for physics 1

15 credits

Physics and mathematics are disciplines with a natural affinity; mathematics lies at the heart of our understanding of the physical world, and the study of the equations of physics has motivated large areas of mathematical analysis. You will learn the core mathematical techniques required to study physics and explore how these can be applied to physical problems.

Physics skills 1

15 credits

Experimental laboratory work, scientific computing, the understanding of measurement, data & applied statistics, scientific writing, presentation and problem solving are skills that are fundamental to your development as a physicist. You will work individually and in groups to advance your confidence and competence in these key areas, to provide a platform for higher-level project work in future years.

Foundations of physics 2

20 credits

Building on Foundations of Physics 1, you will deepen your knowledge of key concepts underpinning our understanding of the physical world. You'll learn how quantum theory is built from a set of fundamental postulates that enable you to understand the properties of atoms and solids, how Maxwell’s equations unify the laws of electricity & magnetism and explain the properties of electromagnetic waves, and how simple counting rules make fundamental sense of the concepts of temperature and entropy.

Further physics: from neutrinos to black holes

15 credits

One of the great things about physics is that the fundamental ideas, laws and theories hold from the smallest, most ephemeral sub-atomic particles to the largest scale structures in the Universe. You will explore the foundations of particle physics and nuclear physics, learn about the life cycle of stars and expand your knowledge of cosmological models and the Big Bang.

Mathematics for physics 2

10 credits

Vector calculus, Fourier analysis and methods to solve linear partial differential equations are important parts of the physicist’s mathematical toolbox. You will learn about these more advanced mathematical concepts and techniques, that will be applied in second year and higher-level Physics units, and further develop your problem-solving skills and understanding of mathematical results.

Physics skills 2

5 credits

You will further develop your understanding of scientific computing, including the issues involved in applying a range of numerical methods. You will also strengthen your key physics skills through working in a team to investigate a physical phenomenon using theory, simulation and experimentation.

Scientific computing and advanced data analysis

5 credits

You will advance your physics skills in particular areas, providing a platform for your extended project work in later years. You will learn a high-level, compiled programming language such as C++ and use this to solve scientific problems. You will use a range of data modelling techniques to analyse and visualise astrophysical “big-data” sets and learn how to draw evidence-based conclusions from this.

Year 2 options

5 credits

During Semester 2, you can choose between two different lecture courses, depending on your individual interests and preferences. If you’re more interested in observational astrophysics, you can choose to advance your understanding through topics such as telescope design and astronomical instrumentation, as well as methods used to analyse research-level datasets. You’ll study how technological advances influence our view of the Universe, with state-of-the-art facilities enabling us to see the edges of supermassive black holes and hear the sound of gravitational waves as they travel through space time. Alternatively, if you’re more theoretically minded, you can choose to broaden your mathematical knowledge and skills, both for its own sake and for its application in higher-level theoretical physics and astrophysics units. You will study calculus of variations, Sturm-Liouville theory, Green’s functions and functions of a complex variable and see how beautiful mathematical physics can be!

Professional placement or study abroad

60 credits

You can choose to go on a professional placement or study at one of our overseas partner institutions. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain valuable new skills, make new contacts or try out a career option.

Advanced quantum mechanics

5 credits

You will further develop your knowledge of the concepts, techniques and applications of quantum mechanics, exploring how many-particle quantum systems are described, using approximation methods to calculate properties of stationary and time-dependent systems, and seeing how the postulates of quantum mechanics and special relativity lead to the Dirac equation and its solutions.

Fluid dynamics in physics and astrophysics

5 credits

Further develop your understanding of the fundamental concepts and equations of fluid dynamics in a physical and astrophysical setting. You will learn about the behaviour of gases and liquids on earth, as well as a range of phenomena in astrophysics, from the life of single stars, interstellar and intergalactic gas to the evolution of entire galaxies and the Universe as a whole.

Galaxies and introduction to cosmology

5 credits

You will explore our place in the Universe, starting with the observational evidence that distant nebulae are “island universes” or galaxies separated by vast tracts of empty space. By combining observational data with simple mathematical models you will develop a picture of our own galaxy, and the distribution, morphology, formation and evolution of galaxies in general. You will also develop your understanding of the “concordance model” of cosmology.

General relativity

5 credits

The concept of curved spacetime is fundamental to our understanding of gravity and how the Universe works. General relativity (GR) is the theory that describes how the geometry of spacetime is distorted by masses and how light and matter move in this curved spacetime. You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of GR, taking an approach that avoids some of the ferocious mathematics, and explore the properties of the quintessential GR object: the black hole.

MPhys or MSci project preparation

5 credits

You will gain an insight into the practice of research, enabling you to prepare for your final year MPhys/MSci research project or placement. This unit enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of your time during your project or placement. As well as further developing your transferable skills, you will also begin to learn the physics relevant to your final year MPhys/MSci research project or placement.

Stars and stellar evolution

5 credits

Drawing on your knowledge of quantum mechanics, thermal physics, gravitation, dynamics and electromagnetism, you will explore the composition of the interstellar medium, the process of star formation, and the structure and evolution of stars. You will see how stars form from condensing gas clouds in the interstellar medium and follow their life history through to the extreme physics of their demise and the exotic remnants they leave behind.

Penultimate year options

30 credits

Our penultimate year MPhys options give you the opportunity to develop your skills and deepen your knowledge and understanding, to provide you with a sound foundation for your final year Master’s level research project or placement. You can choose whether to extend your experimental skills by carrying out extended experiments with advanced equipment, or to further deepen your knowledge and experience of computational physics or computational astrophysics. You can also choose from a wide range of optional lecture courses to match your individual interests and preferences. You can choose to focus more strongly on fundamental or applied physics, or to keep a more equal balance between the two. A range of broader topics are included in these options, to enable you to experience a ‘taster’ of a field you might be considering for graduate employment.

Advanced general relativity

5 credits

Through this unit, you will develop a more mathematically rigorous understanding of general relativity, including deriving the Einstein field equations and exploring the black hole and cosmological solutions.

Cosmology

5 credits

You will extend your knowledge of observational cosmology, and will learn about the techniques and observations that have constrained current cosmological models.

Galaxy evolution

5 credits

You will develop your understanding of how galaxies form and evolve, based on the observational and theoretical data used to develop models that describe early galaxy formation, and the subsequent processes that have generated the variety of structures observed in the local Universe.

High energy astrophysics

5 credits

You will explore in depth a range of astrophysical phenomena involving high-energy processes, such as cosmic rays, pulsars, black holes, active galactic nuclei and astrophysical jets.

Final year project and options

40 credits

You can choose between an MPhys research project or research placement. This will enable you to investigate in depth an aspect or application of physics or astrophysics, developing your experimental and/or computational skills, and giving you first-hand experience of innovation and research. You can also choose between a wide range of final year MPhys options. You can learn to use quantum field theory to understand interactions between fundamental particles. Or study the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena. You can study new developments in electronics, photonics and spintronics, learning about properties of materials at the nanoscale. You can explore fibre photonics, from the underlying mathematical theory of light propagation to the practical applications of advanced optical fibre technology. Or learn about the physics of nonlinear optical processes, and how the fundamental concepts of quantum optics are used to generate, control and measure quantum states of light.