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
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Mathematics and Physics

If you love the challenge of thinking through a maths question and feeling the delight of having solved a difficult problem, appreciate the applications of mathematics in areas of physics and want access to the exciting and specialised subjects offered by the School of Physics, then this four-year course may be for you.

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, semiconductors, general relativity and cosmology.

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Course structure

In the first and second years of this course the units are fixed, so as to provide a balanced exploration of mathematics and physics and the connection between them. In your third and fourth years you will have freedom to select from a wide variety of relevant units to focus your studies on what interests you most. The four-year degree allows you to access specialised units reflecting the exciting research base at Bristol. 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

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in 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 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 6 at Higher level in 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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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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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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@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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