MSci Mathematics and Physics (GFC3)

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UCAS code GFC3
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Mathematics and Physics

This four-year course is particularly suited to students who have a strong interest in theoretical physics or applied mathematics and wish to study these at an advanced level.

Your mathematics study will focus on the areas of applied mathematics that are most linked to physics, such as the mathematical modelling of physical problems, quantum mechanics, quantum chaos and random matrix theory. You will also cover a range of topics in physics, such as thermal physics, electromagnetism and semiconductors.

You will take 70 credit points in mathematics and 50 in physics in the first year. All first-year units are mandatory.

Second-year units are mostly fixed but in years three and four you can choose options to suit your interests across both mathematics and physics. You will complete a physics project in your fourth year.

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Typical offer for MSci Mathematics and Physics - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Physics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 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 (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 15 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics although more is recommended, and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics. The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. The University may require additional evidence of Maths ability such as A-level Maths; for more information, please contact Admissions with full details of the units taken.
BTEC offer D*DD in Applied Science with Distinction in Mathematics unit plus A in A-level Physics; or DDD in Engineering plus A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
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)
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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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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