MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe (F304)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||1322|
|Number of places for 2016/17||186|
About MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe
Physics is a truly international venture. This degree generally follows the structure of the MSci Physics course, with language units in years one and two to prepare you for the challenge of your third year in Europe.
You'll study physics at a partner university in Europe for an academic year, and get the chance to experience life as a physicist in a different European culture.
During your year abroad you will study physics units that parallel, as far as possible, the third year of the Bristol degree programme. You will then return in the fourth year to complete your MSci degree.
Find out more about studying Physics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Core physics: mechanics and matter, oscillations, waves and fields
- Optional units
- Quantum mechanics, thermal physics, mechanics and waves, electromagnetism, mathematical physics, and nuclear and particle physics
- Practical laboratory, computer workshop
- Language unit
Study at a partner university in Europe (normally in Germany, Italy, Spain or France)
- Final year research project (or occasionally dissertation)
- Study of current topics in science or presentation of a seminar or both
- Physics and astrophysics options which might include:
- magnetism and superconductivity
- particle physics
- the physics of radiation
- phase transitions
- advanced quantum mechanics
- advanced electromagnetism and plasma physics
- general relativity and cosmology.
Typical offer for MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe
(including international A-levels)
|AAA including Mathematics and Physics|
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics|
|IB Diploma||36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level|
|34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in Higher Level Physics|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit with at least 12 credits in Distinctions in both Maths and Physics. Your Access course should include at least 15 credits in Higher Maths.|
|BTEC||DDD in Science including Distinction in Mathematics and Physics units|
|SQA||SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||grade C or above in English Language and a modern foreign language.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application
- Deferred entry: Welcomed
- Physics with Study in Continental Europe admissions statement
- More about Physics at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 928 8153
For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
This course is recognised by the following organisations:
The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.
Key information about this course
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