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Physics & Philosophy BSc

UCAS code: FV35

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our challenging Physics & Philosophy BSc will enable you to investigate the fascinating connections between these two subjects. You will study the fundamental aspects of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. At the same time, studying philosophy will help you to develop your understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develop skills in reasoning and argument. You also have the opportunity to transfer to the Study Abroad pathway and spend your third year at a partner institution before returning to King’s for the final year. This depends on you reaching a certain grade average and being accepted by a partner university.

Key benefits

  • Award winning: seven former staff and students in the Physics department have won Nobel Prizes.
  • Top 10 in the UK for Physics (QS World Rankings by subject 2022)
  • 4th in the UK for Philosophy (QS World Rankings by subject 2022).
  • Internationally-renowned academic staff in the fields of cosmology, nanotechnology, and the interface between physics and biology.
  • Exceptionally wide range of optional Philosophy modules, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy, without any gaps from pre-Socrates to the present day.
  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.
Favour

The lecturers are incredibly passionate and friendly people. They really care and it makes learning from them enjoyable as you can feed off their passion.

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Employability

Our physics and philosophy graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. We train physicists to be good problem solvers, to think logically and to apply mathematical and computational techniques to real problems. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Actuarial Analyst, Willis
  • Project Engineer, Cryogenic Ltd
  • Risk Analyst, City Index
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Programme Designer, Octoply
  • Performance Manager, Bradford Commerce
  • Publishing Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Researcher, Cornell University

Employability

Our physics and philosophy graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. We train physicists to be good problem solvers, to think logically and to apply mathematical and computational techniques to real problems. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Actuarial Analyst, Willis
  • Project Engineer, Cryogenic Ltd
  • Risk Analyst, City Index
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Programme Designer, Octoply
  • Performance Manager, Bradford Commerce
  • Publishing Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Researcher, Cornell University

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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