School of Physics & Astronomy

Selection Process


To study undergraduate Physics at Nottingham you should apply through UCAS. When we receive your application, candidates are normally invited for a visit where we lay on a comprehensive programme enabling you to sample the school and University facilities.

We think it is important for you to see the city, University and school in which you will be spending at least three of what could and should be the most enjoyable, formative and informative years of your life.

During your visit you will receive detailed information on all aspects of student life (halls, sports, social facilities etc) and academic matters (course content, options, projects, examinations etc). There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and it is a good idea to come with a list of your particular queries. 

As part of the visit you will be taken for a bus tour of the campus: during this you will be given lunch and have "walkabouts" in a Hall of Residence, the Union Building and the sports facilities. A student will lead tour parties round the School showing you both the teaching and research sides of our activities. You will also have an individual meeting with a member of academic staff.

Entry qualifications

Visit the prospectus page for the course you are interested in to see our entry requirements.

We welcome applications from mature students, whatever their present or future qualifications and will be happy to discuss each case individually. Similarly we will discuss international students’ cases individually.

If you have any further questions which cannot wait until we see you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For specific enquiries, contact Dr Meghan Gray via email or by phone on 0115 951 5156. Meghan is the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the School of Physics and Astronomy. 



School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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