UWS Clearing 2022




BSc (Hons)


4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time




September 2022



About the course

Satisfy your curiosity and boost your employability with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Physics programme.

Throughout your studies you will cover the core concepts in physics, including:

  • Mechanics
  • Wave motion
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Atomic, nuclear and particle physicsElectromagnetism
  • Thermodynamics

You will also develop laboratory skills and problem-solving experience which will prepare you for a successful career in industry or research.

  • Modules are delivered by staff carrying out research at the forefront of their fields.
  • You will carry out a fourth-year project integrated within one of our research groups.
  • You will get the chance to develop your practical skills through research placements.
  • Physics graduates are in demand in many different sectors – including medicine, finance, research and more.
  • Our Physics BSc (Hons) programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics, which allows you to register as a Chartered Physicist following graduation.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCC (63 UCAS Tarfiff points) including Maths, plus SQA National 5 Physics (Grade B)
  • A levels: CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points 
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Science – applicants considered on an individual basis
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Physics or Applied Sciences or other relevant discipline
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM – applicants considered on an individual basis
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Physics or Applied Sciences or other relevant discipline

Further Information

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.


You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.