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MSci Theoretical Physics (F340)

Course overview

MSci Theoretical Physics (F340)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: A*AA

A-level contextual offer: AAB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£27,200 per year, international students

Fees quoted are for 2023 entry only. Fees for 2024 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2023.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus

Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Physics research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning.

Studying Theoretical Physics, you will learn how to understand and predict phenomena in the physical world, based on a conceptual and mathematical understanding of the laws of the universe.

Our course focuses on the fundamental constituents and forces of nature. It explores how quantum physics and relativity can help us to comprehend the Universe. You will have the opportunity to study advanced topics which could include:

  • quantum information
  • condensed matter physics
  • general relativity
  • theoretical particle physics

Our MSci Theoretical Physics course incorporates a greater level of mathematics and theory than MSci Physics, with less emphasis on practical laboratory work!

Apply to join a friendly department with a very active, award-winning student society. Many of our graduates go on to pursue further academic research. This often progresses to careers in research and teaching. The problem-solving and mathematical skills gained in this degree are also highly valued in finance, IT and management, as well as a wide range of other careers.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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Selection process

  • We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • The admissions statement above relates to 2023 entry. The statement for 2024 entry will be available in summer 2023.
  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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