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PhysicsInternational admissions

The University of Strathclyde welcomes students from many countries. For country specific information and entry requirements, visit our international students' section.

We provide foundation programmes for preparatory studies for both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Language requirements

In all cases, applicants whose first language is not English must show an appropriate level of competence in the English language. For the Department of Physics this is deemed to be IELTS (academic) at 6.0.

To satisfy UK Visas and Immigration requirements, no element of IELTS should be below 5.5. If you require information about other English language qualifications then please contact the department.

The University's English Language Teaching department offers pre-entry and pre-sessional courses for new international students from April each year. Full fee paying students are entitled to one month of pre-sessional English course free of charge.

Direct entry to our undergraduate degrees

It's possible for suitably qualified candidates to gain direct entry to a later year of the MPhys or BSc degrees. If you have previously studied physics or a related subject at university level in another country, you may be eligible to enrol directly into Year 2, 3 or 4 of the MPhys or BSc degree, depending on your previous qualifications.

To assist us in determining your year of entry, you should send us a copy of your transcript in English. If you have any queries relating to direct entry to any of our courses please contact us.

Undergraduate applications

Whether you seek admission to one of our degrees at first year or beyond you need to apply through UCAS.

If you have just left school and are seeking first year entry you should contact your local British Council Office to find out whether your school-leaving qualifications are sufficient.

Postgraduate applications

You can find further information about each of our postgraduate taught courses and can apply online by clicking on the individual course:

For more information about postgraduate research, look at our list of currently available projects, course information and apply online.


Find out further information on the UK's Points-Based Immigration System.