MSci Chemical Physics (F322)

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UCAS code F322
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £25,900 per year
  • International students: £25,900 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 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, with limited treatment of organic 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. Practical labs in both chemistry and physics help develop experimental techniques, computational modelling and programming skills needed in the final year for conducting a research project with a research team.

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

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (see also Additional requirements below)
A-level
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, including 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations). See also Additional requirements below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 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 (or similar titles). 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 from units in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry).
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.

Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in either BTEC Engineering with Distinctions in six Physics units plus A at A-level in Mathematics and Chemistry
OR
BTEC Applied Science Extended Diploma with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units plus A at A-level in Mathematics and Physics.
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 included in offer
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
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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 BSc 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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Accreditation

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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