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Physics Study analytical and problem-solving skills in an increasingly technological society.
Physics Study analytical and problem-solving skills in an increasingly technological society.

Qualification: BSc

School: Physics

Faculty: Science

Duration: 3 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

A degree in Physics equips you with analytical and problem-solving skills, which are in high demand. These skills also offer a background for understanding an increasingly technological society.

Additionally, the course will equip you with experience for life-long learning in a rapidly changing world; mathematical skills that can be applied in many environments; and computational skills that are marketable in many sectors of the economy.

  • Communications
  • Consultants and Administrators
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Physics Research
  • Project Managers
  • Software Engineers
First-year

Physics I (Major)

AND

Mathematics I (Major):

  • Algebra I
  • Calculus I

AND

  • Chemistry I

AND

Any other Level I course

Second-year

Physics II:

  • Physics IIA AND IIB

AND

Mathematics II:

  • Abstract Mathematics II
  • Differential Equations II
  • Basic Analysis II
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Multivariable Calculus II
  • Transition to Abstract Mathematics II

AND

Any other Level II course depending on other course sets

Third-year

Physics III:

  • Advanced Experimental Physics and Project III
  • Statistical Physics III
  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Waves and Modern Optics III
  • Applications of Quantum Mechanics III

OR

  • Introduction to Geophysics

AND

  • Any other Level III course depending onother course set

APS 40+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Mathematics
Level 6

Physical Science
Level 5

Wait-listing

Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees Office website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information about on student funding and scholarships. University funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.