Physics with Mathematics (4 years) MPhys

University of Southampton

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    6 (Physics & Astronomy)
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Course Summary

Develop a profound understanding of mathematics, the fundamental language of theoretical physics, and how to apply it to solve problems in physics and beyond. The MPhys Physics with Mathematics degree enables you to combine experimental and theoretical physics with in-depth study in related fields of mathematics. You’ll study topics such as quantum physics, electromagnetism, special relativity, linear algebra, vector calculus and general relativity. The University of Southampton is a great place to study physics; we’re ranked fourth in the Russell Group for course satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2020. And we’ve placed in the top three in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the last four years*. Our mathematics experts are renowned for their work in pure and applied maths (including general relativity), as well as operational research and statistics, so you’ll be learning from the best. You’ll develop high-level analytical, modelling and computing skills that will open up a huge range of career options. Your rigorous scientific training will also be a firm foundation for PhD-level study.This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics. *Not all Russell Group universities are returned in the NSS every year

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  • Scottish Higher
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

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AAA-AAB including grades AA in mathematics/further mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics Practicalor AABC including grades AA in mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics PracticalOffers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. Applicants may be invited to visit the department and have an optional interview; an optional interview may lead to a lower offer.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.


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