Undergraduate courses

We are a friendly department with a good staff-student ratio, a wide range of module choice, and the opportunity to be taught by experts who are passionately engaged in advancing their fields.

Our degrees

The BSc provides an excellent route to a wide range of careers in industry, commerce, finance, journalism and the public sector while the MPhys is designed for those wishing to train as professional physicists. It is possible to change between BSc and MPhys degrees while you're here.

Our undergraduate physics degrees are available in three 'flavours': Physics, Physics with Astrophysics, and Physics with Space Science.

Physics BSc
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: F300
Matter and energy. Waves and fields. Relativity and mechanics. In this degree, you’ll be studying the most fundamental of the sciences: physics. From the sub-atomic and cosmological, to the trajectory of your own career, you’ll be learning things that confound, captivate and inspire you.

Physics MPhys
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: F303
This four-year degree expands on the Physics BSc to prepare you for high-level entry into industry. It’s also a solid base for pursuing PhD research.

Physics with Astrophysics BSc
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: F3F5
Galaxies, stars, nebulae, black holes, quasars, pulsars, novas, supernovas. Astrophysics deals with physics on a big scale. In this degree, you’ll cover a range of astrophysics subjects, alongside the fundamentals of physics and maths.

Physics with Astrophysics MPhys
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: F3FM
This four-year degree expands on the Physics with Astrophysics BSc to prepare you for high-level entry into industry. It’s also a solid base for pursuing PhD research.

Physics with Space Science BSc
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: F365
When we look up at the stars, it’s impossible not to wonder. This degree takes your curiosity seriously. Alongside the fundamentals of physics, you’ll study areas like space astronomy, Earth observation, rocket propulsion and human spaceflight.

Physics with Space Science MPhys
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: F366
This four-year degree expands on the Physics with Space Science BSc to prepare you for high-level entry into industry. It’s also a solid base for pursuing PhD research.

Physics with Foundation Year BSc
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: F399
If you would love to study physics here at Leicester, but you don’t quite have the entry requirements, this Foundation Year degree is your path to making it happen.

Studying Physics at Leicester

Find out more about our teaching, optional courses and the project work you'll undertake during your degree.

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Work opportunities

We offer opportunities for our students to gain experience in working within the field of Physics and Astronomy.

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Physics Special Topics

Physics Special Topics is a journal which forms a 10-credit module in the final year of your degree.

Learn more about the journal