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Physics (4 years) MSci (Hons)

University of Birmingham

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 6th for Physics & Astronomy (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    195
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    89.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.18 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: F302

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: A*AA A level Mathematics and A level Physics grades A*A.You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015. General Studies not accepted.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £21,180 per year

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The Course

Summary

This course gives you an understanding of the fundamental rules that govern the nature of matter in the universe, and the techniques of scientific problem-solving that underpin this knowledge. You will gain a deep understanding of core physics within a strong mathematical framework and there are many opportunities to pursue specialist options, making the Physics degree very flexible. Physics addresses some of the deepest questions of how the universe works and explores nature beyond the bounds of human experience. Our staff conducts research from the longest length and time scales e.g. the role of dark matter in the structure of the Universe and mimicking the Big Bang in heavy nuclear collisions - to the smallest length and time scales, e.g. the hunt for the Higgs boson and other aspects of elementary particle physics. Preparing for your career is one of the first things you need to think about when you start university.

As a Physics graduate, you have great potential to gain an intellectually stimulating, well-paid and high-powered job. You could pursue a career in research in an academic or industrial environment, or you could work in product development for a high-tech company. You could also apply your analytical and computational skills through scientific consultancy. This is just the beginning, with many other careers open to you, including teaching, patent law, and mathematical finance. Studying physics at Birmingham is much more than attending lectures. As you progress through your degree, we place a great emphasis on teaching you transferable skills: mathematical, computational, problem solving, group working, management and presentational. They will all contribute to making you more attractive to potential employers.

Start Dates

  • 30 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Birmingham

University League Table Ranking: 15th

The University of Birmingham has been leading the way as a global university since 1900; it was the first civic university to allow students from every background to study at its beautiful, leafy green campus. A member of the Russell Group, this research-intensive institution has world-leading academics...

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Postal Address

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Academic and Student Division
Birmingham
B15 2TT
ENGLAND

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