Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate Study

The Glasgow Ethos

Choice and flexibility are key to the at the University of Glasgow.  In your first year you take courses in three subjects, which is normally followed by courses in two subjects in your second year.  Choices are then made about what subject(s) to pursue for the honours years.  The Honours B.Sc. takes four years, the M.Sci. takes five years and it is possible to do both single honours and joint honours degrees. 

In your third, fourth and fifth years, you take core modules supplemented by options enabling you to follow your particular areas of interest.  In your final year, you will do an individually supervised project, working at the cutting edge of international research.  All courses include training in transferable skills such as teamwork, presentation and technical writing.  The M.Sci. degrees have additional advanced courses and a more extensive project.  Opportunities usually exist for summer placements, often with remuneration, in research or industrial laboratories.

Degree Options

Degree Options

Unless otherwise stated, all options are available as 5 year MSci or 4 year BSc degrees

Single honours

Combined honours

Additional information on courses and topics studied can be found on the Degree Course Leaflet for Physics and Astronomy and on the 'Courses' button to the left.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Full details and specific requirements for specific courses are summarised at the following links:

Advanced Entry Degree Requirements

The University allows direct entry into second year for applicants with exceptional grades in Advanced Highers, A levels or other accepted qualifications.  The precise requirements are listed at the following link.

Find out more!

The University holds open days every June and September and an applicant's visit day in March.  It is also possible to arrange individual visits.

For further information use the 'contacts' button to the left or visit one of the University open days.