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How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate courses, you should apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Visit www.ucas.com/apply

There is lots more information on the application process on the University's webpages for undergraduate students:

How to apply: applying essentials

Don't meet our entry requirements?

International students: The University of Sheffield International College offers an International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering. Find out more

UK students: We've teamed up with the Open University to create a flexible way for you to study physics and prepare for one of our courses. Find out more

Entry requirements

For our three-year BSc courses, we ask for the following qualifications at A level, or equivalent:

  • AAB including Physics and Maths

For our four-year MPhys courses, we ask for the following qualifications at A Level, or equivalent:

  • AAA including Physics and Maths

For Physics with a Foundation Year, we ask for the following qualifications at A Level, or equivalent:

  • BBB including Physics or Maths

We can accept other qualifications including Scottish Highers, Welsh Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate, International and European Baccalaureates, GNVQ and BTEC. A full list is given on the following webpage:

Entry requirements and other qualifications

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

English language requirements

You must be able to show that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course.

For UK students, we normally ask for a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language, but we can also accept a range of other English language requirements. A full list is given on the University of Sheffield's webpages for undergraduate students:

Application timeline

June-October: Shortlist several University Open Days. You can book online to see this department, and tour the campus, accommodation, and city.

Book an Open Day

October-January: Finalise your choices of University and complete and submit your UCAS form. The deadline for most applications is 15 January.

If you are also applying for courses at Oxford University or Cambridge University or for courses in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, there is an earlier deadline of 15 October.

November-March: Once we receive your UCAS form, we'll send you an acknowledgement and carefully review your application. If we offer you a place, you will be invited to one of our Departmental Open Days. This may also include an interview.

Early May: UCAS requires you to make firm and insurance choices for any courses that you have applied for. The deadline for any applications you have made through UCAS Extra is later.

Mid-August: If you have made Sheffield your first choice and you get the grades required for the course, your place in this department will be confirmed.

If your examination results do not quite reach the standard we have specified in our offer, it is unlikely that your place will be confirmed. However, you can contact us and we may consider you for any remaining places through the clearing process.