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Physics with Biophysics MSci

UCAS code: F37C

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
4 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field that has led to some of the most significant developments in modern science. Our Physics with Biophysics MSci course will give you a deep understanding of the fundamental aspects of the physics of life. Approximately one quarter of the course is biophysics related – i.e. the application of physics, mathematics and computing to understand the workings of living systems. Through coursework and supervised research projects you will gain a breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse academic and research environment.

Key benefits

  • Physics with Biophysics is the only course of its kind in the UK
  • Award winning: six former staff and students in the Physics department are Nobel Prize winners.
  • You’ll have access to our newly refurbished laboratory facilities, located in the heart of London.
  • Research lies at the heart of our department, so you’ll be taught by internationally renowned scientists.90% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).
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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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The first three years of the course will provide you with a strong foundation in Physics and Biophysics. You will study subjects such as relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, cell biology, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. In the fourth year you will have the opportunity to specialise further based upon your interests through optional modules and an MSci research project in an academic laboratory of your choice. Problem solving and project work is an important part of this course. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university. Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you at King's. Students who enrol on the MSci/BSc Physics with Biophysics, can change to most of the other Physics courses at the end of their first year. Similarly, students who have initially enrolled on other Physics programmes can change to Physics with Biophysics at the end of the first year provided that they have taken the first year module ‘Introduction to Biophysics’.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Physics and Mathematics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

A*AB also accepted. Must include: Grade A in both Mathematics and Physics or Grade A* in Mathematics and A in Physics or Grade A* in Physics and A in Mathematics NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Must include: 666 at Higher Level including 6 in both Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level or 765 at Higher Level including 7 in Mathematics and 6 in Physics at Higher Level or 765 at Higher Level including 7 in Physics and 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

 

ATAS  An ATAS certificate is required for successful applicants applying for this course whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate can be found on our International Student Advice pages.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. For example, 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module, including independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • laboratory examinations
  • Laboratory reports
  • Oral Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Class Tests

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Physics 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:

  • Project Engineer, Cryogenic Ltd
  • Researcher, Institute of Scientific Instruments
  • Investment Manager, Manthan Capital
  • Risk Analyst, City Index
  • Software Engineer, IBM
  • Physics teacher

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • graduation costs
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The first three years of the course will provide you with a strong foundation in Physics and Biophysics. You will study subjects such as relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, cell biology, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. In the fourth year you will have the opportunity to specialise further based upon your interests through optional modules and an MSci research project in an academic laboratory of your choice. Problem solving and project work is an important part of this course. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university. Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you at King's. Students who enrol on the MSci/BSc Physics with Biophysics, can change to most of the other Physics courses at the end of their first year. Similarly, students who have initially enrolled on other Physics programmes can change to Physics with Biophysics at the end of the first year provided that they have taken the first year module ‘Introduction to Biophysics’.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Physics and Mathematics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

A*AB also accepted. Must include: Grade A in both Mathematics and Physics or Grade A* in Mathematics and A in Physics or Grade A* in Physics and A in Mathematics NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Must include: 666 at Higher Level including 6 in both Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level or 765 at Higher Level including 7 in Mathematics and 6 in Physics at Higher Level or 765 at Higher Level including 7 in Physics and 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

 

ATAS  An ATAS certificate is required for successful applicants applying for this course whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate can be found on our International Student Advice pages.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. For example, 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module, including independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • laboratory examinations
  • Laboratory reports
  • Oral Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Class Tests

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Physics 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:

  • Project Engineer, Cryogenic Ltd
  • Researcher, Institute of Scientific Instruments
  • Investment Manager, Manthan Capital
  • Risk Analyst, City Index
  • Software Engineer, IBM
  • Physics teacher

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • graduation costs
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
4 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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