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Mathematics with Physics BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

UCAS CODE: G1F3

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How will Covid-19 affect this course?

This course will start online and may then continue on campus depending on the latest coronavirus policies.

Overview

Mathematics and physics are inextricably linked. The comprehensive grounding in mathematics offered by this course underpins an exploration of key physics topics, including quantum theory, nuclear physics and solid state physics. While a clear understanding of the subject will be a given, employers will also be looking for the other qualities imparted through this course, in particular numerical, analytical and problem solving skills.

The principal aims of the programme are to: • provide high-quality undergraduate education in a wide range of subjects in modern mathematics and physics • enable students to develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of both theoretical and applied elements of mathematics and physics • provide students with training and practical experience of modelling, analysing and interpreting mathematical and real-world problems • enable students to communicate and work effectively with peers and academic staff, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy, initiative, and responsibility • provide students at the undergraduate level with the opportunity to plan and write a dissertation requiring detailed and critical understanding in an area of mathematics • equip students with the grounding in mathematics and physics necessary to go onto to further study or straight into graduate jobs.

Teaching and Learning

The following teaching methods are used: lectures, tutorials, computing laboratory work, coursework, projects. Teaching on the programme is student-focussed, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In addition, students learn through structured group work in problems solving, collaborative student presentations, and independent study and technical project work. Resource-based and problem-based teaching styles are used to facilitate the motivational and assimilative phases of the learning process. The level and type of support available via VISION will vary between the modules as is appropriate for the subject matter.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the programme incorporates a range of assessment types. Continuous assessment during some modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to formally measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are assessed by coursework assignments and written examinations. Formative assessment is used to provide feedback and to inform student learning.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,080per year

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Entry requirements

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120 UCAS points

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 72 1

    25th out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    180 75%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    21st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    27th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    168 73%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    8th

    5

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