MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe (F304)

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UCAS code F304
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,000 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 197 overall for Single Honours Physics courses

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, offering a comprehensive grounding in physics and mathematics, practical work in the laboratory and computational physics, alongside study of a language to prepare you for your third year in Europe.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop a physicist's broad range of skills, including problem-solving, numeracy and communication, while experiencing life as a physicist in a different culture.

You will be placed at a partner university in Europe for an academic year, studying 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.

Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on the transferable skills that you gain on this course.

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Find out more about studying Physics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Core physics: mechanics and matter, oscillations, waves and fields
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Optional units

Second year

  • Quantum mechanics, thermal physics, mechanics and waves, electromagnetism, mathematical physics, and nuclear and particle physics
  • Practical laboratory, computer workshop
  • Language unit

Third year

Study at a partner university in Europe (normally in Germany, Italy, Spain or France)

Fourth year

  • 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
    • relativistic field theory
    • advanced quantum mechanics
    • general relativity and cosmology, and more.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Physics with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A*A in Mathematics and Physics in any order
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass 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 offer D*DD in Science including Distinction in Mathematics and Physics units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent) and
Standard modern language requirement (C in GCSE Modern Foreign Language or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Email: sci-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

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.

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