Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics

Home to some of the UK’s best teaching facilities, our School has a planetarium and fully equipped undergraduate laboratories and our Bayfordbury Observatory is recognised as one of the best in the UK.



You’ll be taught by exceptional mathematicians and scientists and will have great opportunities to put your skills into practice, including a year-long work placement in the UK or abroad and to work with our industry partners on innovative new projects. Our renowned research includes the astrophysics of galaxies and black holes, quantum computing and climate change.


Ranked 25th in the UK for Physics in The Guardian University league tables 2017

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Astrophysics

BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Physics


Fee Type Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies


Two semesters: £12,500







Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
Semester two
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 2
  • Programming
  • Statistics

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics


HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.


Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study 8 compulsory modules and 1 skills module for 120 credits.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.


Employment & career options

A physics or mathematics degree opens up opportunities for careers in industry, teaching, telecommunications, computing and research. The analytical skills you’ll gain are also highly valued. A small selection of careers that our previous graduates have pursued are financial consultants, business analysts, engineering consultants, programmers, statisticians, credit analysts, meteorologists, environmental analysts, teachers, actuaries and much more.

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