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    If a university course isn't accredited what does it mean? Will it affect anything?
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    (Original post by btsseokjin)
    If a university course isn't accredited what does it mean? Will it affect anything?
    What do you want to study?
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    What do you want to study?
    Physics
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    Physics
    I'm not sure, so I'll move this to the Physics, Chemistry and NatSci university courses for a subject-specific view
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    In physics, accreditation by the IoP means that the degree contains all the components of what they call the core of physics. This includes the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, a certain amount of lab time amongst other things that a "professional" physicist should know about. There's a full list of things on the IoP website.

    Some theory degrees don't meet the practical or electronics requirements for this and might be called recognized instead which basically means almost accredited. I wasn't aware that there are any single honours physics degrees in the UK that are not accredited.
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    (Original post by qno2)
    In physics, accreditation by the IoP means that the degree contains all the components of what they call the core of physics. This includes the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, a certain amount of lab time amongst other things that a "professional" physicist should know about. There's a full list of things on the IoP website.

    Some theory degrees don't meet the practical or electronics requirements for this and might be called recognized instead which basically means almost accredited. I wasn't aware that there are any single honours physics degrees in the UK that are not accredited.
    Thank you very much!! It was just I saw Portsmouth University wasn't accredited and I didn't know what that meant and if it would have any consequences. Thank you for the help though! It's very much appreciated!
 
 
 

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