During the Foundation Year you will learn the core principles of mathematics, mechanical science, engineering principles and electricity and electronics. You will also undertake laboratory work and a variety of assignments to develop your critical thinking and problem solving.
The remaining three or four years are sepnt studying your chosen degree.
View the programme specification document for this course
A degree in physics is not just about learning facts – physicists are skilled at studying new systems and understanding how to explore them and model their behaviour. Problem-solving skills are greatly valued by employers and are firmly embedded in our undergraduate teaching.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year can lead you to a place on any one of 15 undergraduate degree disciplines, including the three year BSc Physics or four year MPhys Physics degree programmes. Our MPhys Physics programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics
For more information, contact the Engineering, Physics and Geophysics Foundation Admissions Team:
Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 3113
Our MPhys Physics programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics
The Engineering, Geophysics, Maths and Physics Foundation Year is a one-year full-time course integrated with a further three or four-year degree course.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Guaranteed progression onto your chosen undergraduate degree (providing you achieve minimum progression grades)
Choice of 15 undergraduate degree disciplines on completion, including Physics
A relevant mixture of theoretical and practical activities form the basis of this course
Southampton is ranked in the top 20 universities for Physics and Astronomy in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2016, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide 2015