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Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology - MPhys (Hons) 2019
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: 112-128 points to include 40 points from A Level Physics and 40 points from A Level Mathematics, or equivalent. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? No
Health checks required? No
Interview required? No
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
Access to HE Diploma  
Further details: 112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science). Physics and Mathematics based units must all be passed at Merit or above.
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
  A level
    Further details: 112-128 Tariff points to include Physics at grade B and Mathematics at grade B. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D*
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
  Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
  National Diploma
    Entry requirement: D*D
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Mathematics and Physics.
  National Extended Diploma
    Entry requirement: DMM
    Further details: Must be in a Science based subject and contain substantial components of Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma including 2 A levels in Physics and Mathematics at grade B.
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score: 112-128
Acceptability: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Business Administration & Finance at grade E
Construction and the Built Environment at grade E
Creative and Media at grade E
Engineering at grade E
Environmental and Land-Based Studies at grade B
Hair and Beauty Studies at grade E
Hospitality at grade E
Information Technology at grade E
Manufacturing and Product Design at grade E
Public Services at grade E
Retail Business at grade E
Society, Health & Development at grade E
Sport and Active Leisure at grade E
Travel and Tourism at grade E
Additional Information: Applicants taking Principal Learning in Environmental and Land-Based Studies require the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma plus an A level in Physics or Mathematics is required at grade B. For all other lines of learning, an A level in Physics at grade B and an A level in Mathematics at grade B, or equivalent, is required.
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
Further details: 112-128 Tariff points to include Physics at grade C and Mathematics at grade C.
   
Core Skills  
    Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Subjects and grades required: B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 at Higher Level, including Higher Level Physics and Mathematics at B1.
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
    Entry requirement: H3 H3 H3 H3 H4
    Further details: To include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at H3.
International Baccalaureate  
    Entry requirement: 29
    Further details: 29 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 6 points from Higher Level Physics and 6 points from Higher level Mathematics. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
    Further details: Cambridge Pre-U score of 48, to include Principle Subjects in Physics and Mathematics at M2.
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A