Department of Physics and Astronomy

Foundation Year

Foundation Year modules

Foundation Year Modules

Foundation Year contacts

The Foundation Year Convenor is Dr Jackie Grant.

Progression to degree

Progression from Foundation Year to the BSc Physics/MPhys course

 

Students will qualify for entry to MPhys courses if they obtain:

 

  • 120 credits*
  • at least 55% overall in the Foundation year (weighted average);
  • at least 40% in every module:

 

                   Foundation Mathematics A (15 credits)

                   Foundation Mathematics B (15 credits)

                   Foundation Mechanics (15 credits)

                   Properties of Matter (15 credits)

                   Electricity & Magnetism (15 credits)

                   Optics, Waves & Modern Physics (15 credits)

                   FY Lab (30 credits)

 

Students will qualify for entry to BSc Physics courses if they obtain:

 

  • 120 credits*
  • at least 40% overall in the Foundation Year (weighted average);
  • at least 40% in every module:

 

                   Foundation Mathematics A (15 credits)

                   Foundation Mathematics B (15 credits)

                   Foundation Mechanics (15 credits)

                   Properties of Matter (15 credits)

                   Electricity & Magnetism (15 credits)

                   Optics, Waves & Modern Physics (15 credits)

                   FY Lab (30 credits)

 

 

*Students will not qualify for entry to MPhys or BSc Physics courses where credits have been obtained through automatic compensation (35-39%). Students will, however, be offered the opportunity to take resits for which a result of at least 40% will be required to progress.

 

  

Foundation Year Handbook

Physics & Astronomy Foundation Year Handbook [PDF 58.02KB]

Useful information about the Department and Studying Physics and Astronomy

Examinations

 A list of rubrics for Foundation Year Exams can be found here