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I don’t know anything about which uni is good for which subject.
So in your own experience or if you know it, what universities are good for physics?

I’m thinking of doing a physics courses that has astronomy/cosmology and theoretical physics.

Thank you!!

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A - Physics
A - Maths
B - Chemistry
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I’d suggest doing a quick google search of “top unis in UK for physics” , but I’m going through the same problem with chemistry, just don’t know which one to go to
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I don’t know anything about which uni is good for which subject.
So in your own experience or if you know it, what universities are good for physics?

I’m thinking of doing a physics courses that has astronomy/cosmology and theoretical physics.
Plenty of good Physics courses out there, what are your predicted grades, that will help people direct you to the right kind of institution.

Also note that some "straight physics" courses can allow you a lot of freedom to take specialised options in the 3rd and 4th year so you don't necessarily have to take something branded "theoretical physics" or "physics with astronomy" to get what you want.
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You need to state what grades you are likely to achieve so some can help. Imperial and Durham tend to be highly rated in these areas. Manchester and Birmingham are also quite highly rated. Your best option is to look into the Complete University guide for Physics and Chemistry.
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Plenty of good Physics courses out there, what are your predicted grades, that will help people direct you to the right kind of institution.

Also note that some "straight physics" courses can allow you a lot of freedom to take specialised options in the 3rd and 4th year so you don't necessarily have to take something branded "theoretical physics" or "physics with astronomy" to get what you want.
Thank you for the helpful information!!! I’ll look into the courses to see if they are the right one for me!

as for my predicted grades, (AAB)
Physics A : currently set to a B but I’ll talk to my teacher and change it)
Maths : A
Chemistry : B
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You need to state what grades you are likely to achieve so some can help. Imperial and Durham tend to be highly rated in these areas. Manchester and Birmingham are also quite highly rated. Your best option is to look into the Complete University guide for Physics and Chemistry.
Thank you so much!!! I’ll look into the unis and the guide! My grades are AAB (Physics : A) so it’s unlikely that I’ll get to imperial haha:cry: but the you for the help!!!!!
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I’d suggest doing a quick google search of “top unis in UK for physics” , but I’m going through the same problem with chemistry, just don’t know which one to go to
Haha that will work as well
Good luck with finding the correct course! I’m sure we’ll find some options eventually :console:
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Thank you so much!!! I’ll look into the unis and the guide! My grades are AAB (Physics : A) so it’s unlikely that I’ll get to imperial haha:cry: but the you for the help!!!!!
it is unlikely you will get into the very top universities with those grades. Try Exeter, Lancaster, Southampton and Cardiff. Also places like Reading, Royal Holloway, East Anglia and Kent will be worth looking at.
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Yeah unfortunately quite a few universities have A*AA requirements for physics, although it's not inconceivable that you could get an offer from them with AAB.
I second Southampton, I think it's a good choice. Also St Andrew's are AAB/AAA for BSc physics so that could be an option...
Are you applying for 2020 entry?

Oh and I just found York is AAB.
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I don’t know anything about which uni is good for which subject.
So in your own experience or if you know it, what universities are good for physics?

I’m thinking of doing a physics courses that has astronomy/cosmology and theoretical physics.

Thank you!!

Edit :
My grades are
A - Physics
A - Maths
B - Chemistry
Hello!
Have you considered Lancaster University? We're 2nd/4th for Physics in the UK (according to Guardian/The Times league tables) and 4th for student satisfaction. And our entry requirements are AAB! We have a range of cosmology and theoretical courses so you can pick whatever interests you. All courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics.
You can find lots of info here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics/...undergraduate/
Let me know if you have any questions about Lancaster and our courses.
Charlotte
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I don’t know anything about which uni is good for which subject.
So in your own experience or if you know it, what universities are good for physics?

I’m thinking of doing a physics courses that has astronomy/cosmology and theoretical physics.

Thank you!!

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My grades are
A - Physics
A - Maths
B - Chemistry
Hi there!
Have you considered the University of Kent for Physics? The current entry requirements are slightly below your grades but it could still be a good option for you (possibly as an insurance choice).
I'll leave the link to the course information page for Physics at Kent here in case you'd like to check it out. Kent also offers degrees in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics, or Physics and Astrophysics (also linked).
If you have any questions at all then please feel free to ask
Best of luck with your university applications!
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Ever heard of the internet
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Yeah unfortunately quite a few universities have A*AA requirements for physics, although it's not inconceivable that you could get an offer from them with AAB.
I second Southampton, I think it's a good choice. Also St Andrew's are AAB/AAA for BSc physics so that could be an option...
Are you applying for 2020 entry?

Oh and I just found York is AAB.
Hiya! I'll look into those unis and courses! ty!
Yup I'm applying for 2020
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Hello!
Have you considered Lancaster University? We're 2nd/4th for Physics in the UK (according to Guardian/The Times league tables) and 4th for student satisfaction. And our entry requirements are AAB! We have a range of cosmology and theoretical courses so you can pick whatever interests you. All courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics.
You can find lots of info here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics/...undergraduate/
Let me know if you have any questions about Lancaster and our courses.
Charlotte
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Hi Charlotte! Unfortunately Lancaster is too far away :cry: Im looking for a uni close my home. Thank you for all the information tho!
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Ever heard of the internet
I want to hear personal opinions by students about what they think not from news sources and league tables
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Hi there!
Have you considered the University of Kent for Physics? The current entry requirements are slightly below your grades but it could still be a good option for you (possibly as an insurance choice).
I'll leave the link to the course information page for Physics at Kent here in case you'd like to check it out. Kent also offers degrees in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics, or Physics and Astrophysics (also linked).
If you have any questions at all then please feel free to ask
Best of luck with your university applications!
Hiya! Thank you for the information!!
I've always been considering uni of Kent because our sixth form is sponsored by them and yes I was thinking about making Kent as an insurance option
Can I know more information about the Uni itself?
and also am I going to be interviewed?

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Hi Charlotte! Unfortunately Lancaster is too far away :cry: Im looking for a uni close my home. Thank you for all the information tho!
worst reason to rule out some very good unis.
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worst reason to rule out some very good unis.
But its really fa away Its a 5 hour drive and it will be difficult for me to travel from home. But you are absolutely right.
I dunno what to do :cry:
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But its really fa away Its a 5 hour drive and it will be difficult for me to travel from home. But you are absolutely right.
I dunno what to do :cry:
how often are you intending to travel home?! i only went back on at winter, summer and easter for my uni and it was great
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how often are you intending to travel home?! i only went back on at winter, summer and easter for my uni and it was great
oh I was thinking everyday so I don't have to worry about accommodation, rent, food and etc.Is that bad?
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