Physics and Mathematics CertHE
Birkbeck, University of London
Key Course Facts
Our Certificate in Higher Education in Physics and Mathematics will prepare you for physics, mathematics, engineering and computer science degrees. This intensive course includes study skills support and help with your application for degree study. You will gain an overview of the physical universe we inhabit, raising fascinating questions about its underlying structure and the nature of physics. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your problem-solving and laboratory skills.
Our team of lecturers, demonstrators and technicians are dedicated to providing a wide range of opportunities for adult learners interested in physics and mathematics and their application in understanding the physical world and related areas such as engineering.
On successful completion, you will be guaranteed an interview for a Birkbeck mathematics degree.
Birkbeck's School of Science provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities at the heart of academic London.
You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts, who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.
Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institution between Birkbeck and UCL, our Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Mphil / PhD
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Tuition Fees Physics and Mathematics CertHE
|England UK||£3375||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£3375||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Birkbeck, University of London in top UK and global rankings.
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About Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physics Msci (Hons)||University of Bristol||88%||5%||0%||£9250||£24700||147||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Physics MPhys||University of Strathclyde||100%||0%||10%||£9250||£21150||191||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Photon Physics PhD||The University of Manchester||100%||0%||10%||£4500||£25500||191||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Physics with foundation year BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||87%||10%||35%||£9000||£16300||64||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematical Physics MMath (Hons)||University of Southampton||81%||4%||10%||£9250||£19300||183||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Physics MRes||The University of Manchester||78%||1%||1%||£9750||£25500||192||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Physics with Mathematics MPhys||University of Southampton||81%||4%||30%||£9250||£22760||181||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Physics with Astronomy (with Professional Placement) MPhys||Cardiff University||88%||3%||1%||£9000||£23450||151||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics/Physics (Equal) BSc (Hons)||The University of York||82%||3%||0%||£9250||£24000||169||York||On campus Full-time|
|Physics with Computing BSc (Hons)||Loughborough University of Technology||82%||5%||8%||£9250||£25700||153||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|