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MSci Physics with International Experience (F307)

Course overview

MSci Physics with International Experience (F307)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: A*AA

A-level contextual offer: AAB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£29,300 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Physics research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning.

Physics is an inherently international activity. It is carried out by scientists in institutions across the world, who sometimes compete but often collaborate. Physics with International Experience will give you an early introduction to this key aspect of the discipline.

Our course offers the chance to combine in-depth training as a physicist with the experience of living overseas. You will spend your third year at a partner university, either studying or working as a researcher. The programme will be agreed with a tutor at Bristol and the working language will be English.

During your time abroad, you will spend most of your time taking advantage of opportunities available locally. This may mean carrying out a full-time research project as part of a research team at your host university. Previous students have studied astrophysics in Canada, nanophysics in Brazil, and particle physics in the US.

Alternatively, you can take taught courses through Bristol's Global Opportunities programme. This means that you will continue to study core physics via distance learning, in readiness for returning to Bristol for your final year.

Our course gives you the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of skills. These include problem-solving, numeracy, and communication. We supplement these with experimental, theoretical and analytical skills. These qualities are vital for a career in research or industry.

Join our friendly department with a very active, award-winning society. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment post-study. This is a testament to the value that employers place on the transferable skills that you will gain on this course.

Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

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Selection process

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