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elscha_bandito
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I’d like to do a physics and philosophy degree at uni but I don’t do A level maths, is there any units that would accept the following A levels: physics history, english lit and art. I’m good enough at maths I just chose not to do it for A level.
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In a word, no, unless you do a foundation year. A-level Maths is the most important subject for a physics degree (including joint honours degrees), along with A-level Further Maths. Note that degree level physics is more like A-level Maths than A-level Physics, and you would be expected to use the A-level Maths content from day 1 in all of your modules fluently - literally every aspect of university level physics uses A-level (and beyond) maths.

Hence, it's required for pretty much every physics degree in the UK I know of. However you could apply to a "physics with foundation year" course which would cover that material in a preliminary year 0, and subject to meeting specified progression criteria you would continue into year 1 of the main physics course. Note however foundation years are specific to each uni and doing a foundation year at one uni will not necessarily meet the entry requirements of other unis.

Therefore if the uni(s) you want to apply to don't offer the foundation year, you would need to plan to take A-level Maths (and ideally AS or A-level FM) during a gap year(s).
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Doing A level Physics without Maths is never a good idea as its an essential prerequisite for any Physics degree at any University.

Look instead at 'Philosophy of Science'
UCL - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...hy-science-bsc
Leeds - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy-undergraduate
Or Liberal Arts and Sciences at Birmingham - https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...-sciences.aspx
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