Undergraduate Courses in Physics

Choosing a place to study for three or four years may be the greatest decision of your life so far. At Lancaster University we understand the importance of excellent teaching and support, flexibility of study, a productive and inspiring learning environment and, of course, the desire to enjoy a great social life.

In Physics it is our desire to understand the universe in detail, to describe it and predict its behaviour through mathematical relationships, intensive observation, and meticulous experimentation. If this fascination and curiosity strikes a chord within you, consider joining our department where we will help you to acquire the background knowledge and the skills you require in order to fulfil this desire.

Lancaster University's Physics Department has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research. We offer a range of MPhys, MSci and BSc courses delivered in a well-equipped and well-funded environment. We are situated on an attractive 250 acre parkland campus with easy access to the City of Lancaster and we boast access to some of the finest countryside on the entire planet.

We offer a number of bursaries and the opportunity to spend one of your academic years overseas in the USA, Canada, Australasia or Europe.

How to Apply

With the exception of our OpenPlus scheme, all applications must be made through UCAS for all of our degree courses, whether for entry to year 1 or direct entry to year 2.

Typical entry requirements are given on the page for each specific degree scheme. We recommend that you consult a copy of the Physics Prospectus (see the top right of this page) before completing your application. You may also wish to consult the University Prospectus, available from the University's Admissions Office.

Open Days

We believe our campus is one of our strengths and encourage you to visit us before you make your final choice of where to study.

Before You Apply

You can come and visit us at one of the University Visit days during the summer, or book onto one of Lancaster University's campus tours.

After Making Your Application

When we receive your application, we'll check to see if you are likely to be qualified for the course for which you are applying. We may invite you to visit Lancaster for an interview and guided tours of our Department and the campus.

We hold UCAS Interview Days on Thursdays during our teaching terms.