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: £9,250 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, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

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.

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.

In your final year back in Bristol you will undertake a major project or dissertation, working in a research group with a member of staff. Our students' final-year projects address questions at the frontiers of our research fields, and the most successful have been published in scientific journals.

You will join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. We encourage you to develop a broad range of skills - including problem-solving and communication - whilst experiencing life as a physicist in a different culture. Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on these skills.

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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 any order) in Mathematics and Physics
A-level
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 7, 6 (in any order) 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 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics (excluding Statistics) and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics.
BTEC offer D*DD in Applied Science or Engineering with Distinction in Further Mathematics for Engineers and all Physics units
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 modern language requirement (C in GCSE Modern Foreign Language or equivalent).
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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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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