Physics and/with Philosophy

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Physics and Philosophy BSc
  • Duration: 3 years full-time 

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Physics with Philosophy MPhys
  • Duration: 4 years full-time 

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We are still accepting applications for 2018 entry:

Physics and Philosophy BSc 2018 entry Physics with Philosophy MPhys 2018 entry

Physics and/with Philosophy is a stimulating combination of subjects that have much in common. It will give you an understanding of modern physics while enabling you to explore some of the philosophical problems raised by science.

The Physics course provides a broad education across the whole spectrum of modern physics, including quantum mechanics, relativity, particle physics, and numerical and computation physics.  In the third year you can do a semester-long project on some aspect of physics.  There are more than 60 different projects available, with current titles including the Philosophy of Science and the Physics of Time Travel.  In addition you will develop transferable skills such as numeracy, computer programming, and science communication. Find out more about the Physics side of the course, including Physics modules.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as logic, metaphysics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, ethics, political philosophy, and of course the philosophy of science. We also have modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and Hegel, among others.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

More information

More information on Physics and Philosophy BSc and Physics with Philosophy MPhys is available on the University 2019 prospectus. Information about teaching and learning can be found under the "learning and assessment" tab.

For 2018 entry, see the University 2018 prospectus:

Entry requirements for 2019

Physics and Philosophy BSc

Our typical entry requirements for Physics and Philosophy BSc are:

  • A Levels: AAB including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate: 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers: AAABB + AB in Maths and Physics

We can also accept other qualifications: Other entry requirements for Physics and Philosophy BSc

Physics with Philosophy MPhys

Our typical entry requirements for Physics with Philosophy MPhys are:

  • A Levels: AAA including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate: 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers: AAAAB + AA in Maths and Physics

We can also accept other qualifications: Other entry requirements for Physics with Philosophy MPhys

English language requirements

International students need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If you have a question about your qualifications, please email physics.ucas@sheffield.ac.uk.

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Disability and Support

We welcome applications from disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.

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