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Durham University

Department of Physics

Frequently-asked questions

List of FAQs

+I'm a Level 1 physics student and am considering transferring to Natural Sciences for next year. Where can I find more information about this process?

See the Natural Sciences web page regarding transfers into Natural Sciences at the end of Year 1.

Regarding the Bridge Projects, which take place in the period immediately after the Level 1 exams in June, if you will definitely not be continuing with a physics degree and will not be taking the module PHYS2641 Laboratory Skills and Electronics in year 2 then you don’t need to do a Bridge Project, but our advice is to do one anyway, on the grounds that (a) it’s good experience and normally fun, (b) if there’s a possibility that you might change your mind about the transfer, (c) such transfers are normally subject to getting an average mark of at least 55% at Level 1 – there is inevitably an element of uncertainty here and Level 1 exam results are not published until after the Bridge Projects period.

The Bridge Project sign-up process takes place early in the Easter Term. If you make a decision to not to participate then please let the Bridge Projects leader know at that point, to avoid uneven group sizes and wasted resources.