Philosophy and Physics BSc

Philosophy and Physics BSc

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £23,750
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Your first year forms the foundation for the rest of your degree, as you study key areas in each subject. You’ll learn how to construct arguments and explore important questions in philosophy, as well as undertaking practical lab modules and being introduced to topics such as quantum mechanics and thermal physics. From this foundation, you’ll build your knowledge and skills over the next two years with a wider range of choice. You’ll choose a central philosophy module to study and then focus on whichever areas suit you. This could include logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics and philosophy of religion. At the same time, you’ll take core modules on major topics in physics such as electromagnetism or particle physics. In both subjects, you’ll also have a choice of optional modules.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Entry requirements A-level: AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics. Other course specific tests: Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in Mathematics, B in Physics and grade A in the EPQ. We welcome applications from mature students with Access qualifications, and from students with a wide range of qualifications. Alternative entry We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background. Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted. Typical Access to Leeds offer: ABC at A Level including A in Mathematics and B in Physics and pass Access to Leeds. International We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science Undergraduate Admissions team. International Foundation Year International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Career opportunities

A Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Physics will equip you with a wide range of skills and subject knowledge which are highly attractive to employers. You’ll have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to interpret complex quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll be confident working independently or in a team and have good research skills. In addition, you’ll be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, both verbally and in writing – and you’ll have the organisational skills needed to manage two very different subjects. Graduates have gone on to succeed in a range of careers that reflect the diversity of this degree. They’ve gone into science, education, business and finance, law, sales and marketing, the media, the civil service and charity sector. Many have also progressed to postgraduate study.

Campus location

Leeds , United Kingdom

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