MSci Physics with Industrial Experience (F305)

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UCAS code F305
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees 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 Industrial Experience

This four-year MSci Physics course includes a year gaining hands-on paid experience in industry. A year spent in industry can be a life-changing and rewarding experience. It can help you hone your skills in project management, teamwork and communication, and provide invaluable insights into commercial pressures and real-world applied science.

Organisations our students have recently worked for include the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Airbus, JP Morgan, Sharp, Rolls-Royce and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

During your year in industry you will continue to study core physics via distance learning in readiness for returning to Bristol for your final year.

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. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

More about Physics

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

Course structure

First year

  • Physics, including special relativity, mechanics, oscillations and waves, fields, properties of matter and laboratory work
  • Mathematics
  • Optional third subject

Second year

  • Quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, cosmology, thermal physics, electromagnetism, mathematical physics, and nuclear and particle physics
  • Practical laboratory, computing and science presentation skills

Third year

  • Year in industry, including distance learning of core physics third-year units

Fourth year

  • Final-year research project or student seminar and computational physics
  • Physics and astrophysics options, which might include:
    • magnetism and superconductivity
    • particle physics
    • advanced quantum physics
    • advanced computational physics
    • methods of theoretical physics
    • general relativity and cosmology
    • condensed matter
    • nanophysics
    • biophysics
    • galaxies
    • high energy astrophysics
    • the physics of radiation
    • gas and plasma in the universe.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Physics with Industrial Experience

Typical offer for MSci Physics with Industrial Experience - 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 including 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 8.5 in 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
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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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1639
Email: sci-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

International students

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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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