MSci Chemical Physics (F322)

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UCAS code F322
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 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 Chemical Physics

This four-year course is ideal for those considering scientific careers that will make direct use of their subject-specific knowledge and skills.

Our degrees incorporate units in chemistry, physics and mathematics. The first year gives you a comprehensive grounding in these subjects, while later years focus on atomic and molecular science and its interdisciplinary applications.

You will focus on areas at the interface between chemistry and physics, so there is less organic and synthetic chemistry and more physical and non-synthetic inorganic chemistry. Similarly, there is very little nuclear and particle physics after your first year but an emphasis on materials science and nanoscience.

As well as lectures and practical classes, small-group tutorials and workshops help develop your understanding of challenging and exciting concepts. You will undertake a project or scientific dissertation working in a research group with a member of staff.

View all our Chemical Physics courses

See a list of all Chemical Physics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

Standard offer
A*AA including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (see also Additional requirements below)
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in any order (see also Additional requirements below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, with 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) in any order. See also Additional requirements below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, with 6, 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations). See also Additional requirements below.
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C (see also Additional requirements below)
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics units.
Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Mature students are welcome to contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in Applied Science or Engineering with Distinction in Physics units, plus A in A-level Mathematics (see also Additional requirements below)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in two of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA including the science not taken for Advanced Higher (see also Additional requirements below)
Welsh Baccalaureate offerNot considered
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0, 8.5 and 8.5 in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in any order (see also Additional requirements below)
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
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 meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsIf this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for MSci Chemical Physics, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for fully meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

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