Undergraduate study

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OpenPlus in partnership with the Open University

Loughborough University, in partnership with the Open University, offers a flexible route to a degree in physics for those without the traditional entry requirements.

In the first stage you will gain a thorough grounding in physics and mathematics through three years of part-time study with the Open University, while living at home. Course material will be delivered by post and electronically and you will have the support from a tutor and other Open University staff. The modules you will study are

  • MST124 Essential mathematics 1
  • SS001 Skills for Practical Science (residential school)
  • S217 Physics: From Classical to Quantum
  • SXPA288 Practical science: Physics and Astronomy (with optional residential school)
  • MST224 Mathematical Methods

On successful completion of the above you will be able to transfer into the second year of the Physics, Engineering Physics or Physics with Theoretical Physics courses at Loughborough, and will expect to graduate with a Loughborough BSc (or MPhys) degree after a further two (or three) years of full-time study. Other programmes may be available dependent on prior experience.

How to apply

To apply for this pathway, contact Dr. Anna Kusmartseva, e-mail:, tel. 01509 223351, and request an application form.