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How difficult are labs/experimental work in an undergraduate physics degree?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-26 19:39:46 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm going to Manchester next year to study Physics. There is no opportunity for redoing any lab work in case of a bad mark. Failure to achieve a 40% pass mark for labs leads to termination of your course. How difficult is it to get 40% in labs? What fraction of entrants fail to get this? Would like help from anyone studying Physics, wheth...

Diagnistic radiography question

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-08-08 00:05:17 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi this is my first thread and I was wondering about this course hiw much physics is in diagnostic radiography. I love physics but hiw difficult is the physics in this , is it like hardcore physics like degree physics or it is just like a level physics ? I don't mind if it hard physics I just like to be prepared? Thanks...

Undergraduate Physics degree, further maths?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-12 12:21:02 - Similar - Report/Block

Hopefully going to do a Physics degree starting at the end of this summer at UCL. I've done A level maths, and got a solid A, but I recognise that the maths gets allot harder at degree level and I haven't done A level further maths. Is it worth me trying to get ahead and learn some further maths, or does the university usually compensate...

Sixth Form What's the easiest AQA A2 Physics unit 5 option ?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-09-02 21:19:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello ! I'm about to start A2 Physics, and I wanted to know which unit 5 option for the AQA spec A syllabus out of : Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Nuclear and Thermal Physics, Turning points in Physics and Medical Physics is the easiest?! I achieved an A at AS, and I would like to study Chemistry at university. I just want an option that...

Physics at Imperial

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-19 01:00:35 - Similar - Report/Block

Can anyone help this reader: Allahu Akbar I have an offer to study there next year and would like to ask about how the theoretical physics degree compares to the normal physics degree. For example, what are the labs like? Can I avoid them and choose the theoretical modules instead and end up with a theoretical degree despite starting with...

Chemistry or Physics (with a lack of maths) at uni? Advice please!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-07 22:42:22 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all, (I apologise in advance but this may get a little long) So I've applied to do Chemistry at uni and got offers from everywhere I applied but now I'm really doubting whether I want to do chemistry! :( Back story: Originally, I was all about physics, I've always genuinely loved physics and before I started my A levels I fully intende...

Pgce and undergraduate degree

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-12 10:43:56 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello :) was wondering if anyone could answer this for me. Is it possible to apply for both a PGCE and an Undergraduate primary teaching degree at the same time? I just don't want to limit myself as PGCE's are so competetive its hard to get into (i also already have a degree!) thanks!...

Sixth form Difficult Physics A-level questions needed!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-22 17:10:51 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a competition tomorrow in my physics class where the two top students are facing the rest of the class. I need some difficult physics questions to give them. I'm allowed to ask anything on the OCR A-Level Physics Course. So this is anything from G481, G482, G484 and G485. Answers to the questions would be very helpful too! Let's se...

MSc Distinction and a Year of work experience but terrible A-levels and Undergrad

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 15:52:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Ok. I am the first to admit that I was lazy at school and during my undergraduate degree and had no real direction in life. I scraped by with a 2.2. I then worked for a year and realised I wanted so much more. At 25 I am now studying International Management at Strathclyde, working my ass off and attaining a distinction. I have taken a re...

Help with University and Careers advice

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-28 23:08:59 - Similar - Report/Block

Well hey guys I've got a few questions about different degrees and their job prospects, since I was young i liked the look of investment banking high money, you get to work with maths - I loved maths, and still do. My parents seem to think doing an engineering degree will be better for me, so my question is could i still feasably go into...

MSc Mathematics and Finance, Imperial College

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-14 00:13:32 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm thinking of applying for this course. Does anyone know how difficult will it be to get in? I have a 2:1 undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester in Mathematics with Financial Mathematics, and have had relevant work experience over the last two years (banking and finance related jobs). Also, is it possible to put my secon...

Undergraduate Looking for Physics Textbook help for Lancaster University

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 19:25:01 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all, Before I start the course, I wondered if people could recommend any textbooks I could buy and have a good read before starting Physics at Lancaster? I'm doing the Physics with Astrophysics & Cosmology route. Any help and suggestions would be fantastic. Cam...

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MPhys research placements?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-17 22:34:50 - Similar - Report/Block

So I'm quite hooked on firming Warwick for my Maths and Physics degree, perhaps I'd transfer to straight-up physics later. However, as prestigious as Warwick is, I'm starting to worry about the seeming lack of a research placement for any duration of the course? Or have I missed something? D: I'd really like to spend a bit of my degree tr...

UCL or UOL Degree

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-09 08:58:08 - Similar - Report/Block

I am confused between UOL degree and UCL. UCL is part of UOL, which mean I will get a UOL degree in my undergraduate studies. But as far as I know, UOL degree is pretty easy to get, they generally accept any student especially for the UOL international program. This makes it hard when applying for job, employer generally take UOL as some...

Question for nurses

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-08 00:38:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Ive been qualified as a mental health nurse for quite a while over 6 months now and haven't started a job nor preceptorship. I wasnt going to work as a nurse but its difficult to gain employment in other areas since jobs within psychology which offer progression want a full honours degree. I have an ordinary degree in mental health nursin...

MLitt Marketing at St Andrews: level of difficulty and career prospects

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 18:01:28 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, this is Marina. I was given an offer for an MLitt Marketing degree but I am struggling to make a decision because of two main reasons: Apparently, if I am not able to achieve 13.5 overall I will not be allowed to do a dissertation and will just be given a postgraduate diploma. How likely is this to happen? I mean, how does the workloa...

Sixth form Your opinions on AS/A-Level physics?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-02 18:33:17 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm considering taking it next year but without maths - I'll be taking biology, chemistry and Spanish... I've heard that physics is quite difficult but I know that it's very respected. So to the people who are taking or have taken it as an AS/A-level, what do you think of physics and which exam board are you with?...

What do postgraduate certificates say on them? Pass, Merit, Distinction etc?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 06:42:16 - Similar - Report/Block

Undergraduate degrees mentioned the class you obtained but what do postgraduate certificated read like? (Different Universities will probably differ) I'd be pretty disappointed if it said with Class Merit or something along them lines. I'd personally prefer the 2:1 or 1st standard they apply on undergraduate certificates. I mean to get a...

OCR OCR Physics A G482 - Wednesday 5th June 2013

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-21 20:19:57 - Similar - Report/Block

Apologies if one of these threads already exists, but I decided to create this thread since we've done the G481 exam already :rolleyes: Feel free to post links to helpful sites / resources / advice / questions with regards to the Physics G482 exam on the 5th of June (Electrons, Waves and Quantum Physics). I found this to be a useful site...

CIMA vs CFA: Which is less difficult/cheaper/globally recognized?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-09-03 23:00:37 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi Everyone, I am debating between the CFA and CIMA qualifications. I currently work at JPMorgan in the Product Control group within the Investment Bank. I realize that these qualifications are very different, but I am basing my decision on the following factors: global recognition (including the US), degree of difficulty (which one is co...

Applying for PhD, but Master's degree GPA...sigh.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-13 02:43:31 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I am currently doing a master's degree and applying for PhD. The matter that tackles me is the GPA of the master course. I am applying for the uni that I did undergraduate, so I have a strong supportive supervisor. But I am worried that the requirements for PhD are expected as distinction or merit, but I don't think I can get those. M...

Social Work Timetable/Interview

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-14 17:33:19 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, I've applied for an undergraduate degree in Social Work. I have 3 interviews and I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what they're looking for at interview? Also, does anyone know roughly what the timetable is like if accepted? How much lecture time there is? I would like to know as I have a 6 month old son, but i'...

Is This Possible At All In Sixth Form

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-11 23:23:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey in sixth form i want to do the following subjects; Biology Chemistry Physics Sociology BTEC Level 3 Applied Science (Assignments at home ) Stats (Self Teaching) Maths and Physics Open University Degree...

Physics at Durham

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 13:09:05 - Similar - Report/Block

I understand it's difficult to answer these sorts of questions but I'm split between Durham and Manchester, leaning towards Durham. I effectively have an unconditinal from both. Just in terms of the course could anyone tell me how they've found it at Durham, specifically Physics and Maths?...

NHS social work bursaries second degree

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-03 03:41:29 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, i am about to graduate this year after doing a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree, however i don't think i have achieved the classification needed to go on to do a masters in social work. I have realized social work is what i want to do and have spent a lot of time looking to see how i will be able to afford tuition fees as...

Education studies vs. Childhood studies

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-29 14:19:47 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm looking into becoming a special education teacher. However, because this is not a standard career choice (E.g teacher, accountant, lawyer...) I'm finding it hard to access advice about how to get there. Looking into doing an undergraduate degree that gives you QTS or doing a postgrad qualification to allow me to teach. As the educatio...

A-Level Physics...a big step?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 01:40:20 - Similar - Report/Block

Atm I'm doing Additional Science and I've always had a good head for maths and physics and that sort of thing but this year I seem to need to put a bit of work into it (and nobody likes working at physics:|)... Anyway, I'd like to do Computer Science after my A-Levels and Physics is preferred, how big a step is it? (+I'm also hoping to mo...

Maths Work Experience

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 20:00:47 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm a AS student and I'm studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I want to go to Cambridge to do a Maths degree but I don't know how to make myself stand out, I don't really do any extra curricular so I was thinking about work experience but there isn't much to do maths based in Scarborough. Any suggestions?...

A level Maths/Physics as a choice?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 00:37:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi. I am supposed to pick my choices for next year, but I'm really confused. I want to do Industrial Design in university, and therefore I know that I should take Art for sure, so that's my first choice. Also, I intended to do Physics and leave Maths alone, but people tell me that Maths is easier and that without Maths, taking Physics wou...

How necessary is a degree in PR/Marketing to the field?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-26 01:25:22 - Similar - Report/Block

I've always been interested in marketing and PR and have self-taught a lot from books. I'm going to be studying a degree in International Relations. Do I need a degree in the field to work in these industries? I hope to eventually work for an NGO.

economics and mathematical sciences?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-11 18:19:35 - Similar - Report/Block

hello all, i'm currently doing an open university degree in economics and mathematical sciences, but i think going through a mid life crisis at the moment. i want to do the degree but i dont know if it would be worth it. i'm good at maths but im also do this degree part time because of work. im 27 years old so i'll probably finish the deg...

Masters in Economics without a Bachelor in Economics?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-31 03:20:00 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I'm currently an undergraduate Physics student in Imperial College London, but I am planning to pursue a Masters in Economics after I graduate. I was wondering if it is possible to pursue a 1-year MSc Economics anywhere, instead of having to do the 2-year programme? Most websites state that "a relevant degree" is required, but I...

Sixth Form Why are SOME physics students so arrogant?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-07-29 13:53:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Notice how I said SOME. Some people on here have a tendency to assume I make vast generalisations, even when I specify that not ALL people of a particular group are the same. My question was posed because I was reminded of what someone on here said about their university. Something along the lines of this was said; 'The people who are the...

MSc Electronic and Electrical Eng. after BSc Mathematics and Physics?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-04 04:25:06 - Similar - Report/Block

Lets say that I've obtained a degree in Mathematics and Physics (joint), then would I be able to study MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering? And also, would the above combination be good as MEng/BEng?...

Nursing as a Second degree- Finance

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-28 10:49:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi there, :) I am currently finishing my English Literature degree, but I really want to pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse :) I know it sounds mad! I've got an interview and want to work in care for a year to gain some experience before applying for next year, but I'm now worried about the finance for another degree. I would live at ho...

Other/Not applicable Taking physics as level

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-22 16:14:28 - Similar - Report/Block

I was thinking about taking physics as level next year, after dropping one this year. I do maths, chemistry and biology,which i enjoy, and am hoping for 3as. I got an a in physics at gcse. However, would this be too much work as well as three other a levels? Is physics a good as level to take, and is it a big step up from gcse? Any advice...

Finishing Uni and no graduate job... what do I do?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-24 12:09:54 - Similar - Report/Block

So basically come the end of June i will have finished my undergraduate degree at University and i wasnt successful in any of the Consulting applications i made, i got to some interviews etc... but never got the job. So obviously i need to do something so that when it comes to the next round of applications i manage to nail a job!! Just w...

Prospective Lawyer seeking answers

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-12 05:01:06 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, haven't really started to research a legal career and have some really basic questions for people... its starting to look attractive 1) it looks like i'll be at oxbridge for my undergraduate degree, does this still put me at an advantage even though my degree is not law, and all my actual law training will probably be elsewhere? 2) i'...

Undergraduate What jobs can you go into with a politics degree?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 18:16:34 - Similar - Report/Block

What kind of jobs can you go into with a politics degree that pay good?...

Undergraduate Chemistry in biology question

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-21 00:33:28 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all Didn't know where to post this excuse me on that. I am doing a biology degree with the Open University and I love it and do really well except for the biochemistry parts which I basically suck at chemistry. I haven't had much to do with chemistry yet but the small part I had I hated.... I just want to know if anyone can offer some...




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