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Mathematical and Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics degree at Aberystwyth University you will be taught by talented members of staff in two leading academic departments. You will develop your understanding of the more theoretical parts of Physics, replacing an experimental approach to Physics with a solid grounding in Mathematics. This combination of Mathematics and Physics links to many spheres of interest, and students studying this diverse subject are very much in demand with employers. Mathematics and Physics have been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach these subjects. Investment of several million pounds in teaching and research has ensured that we continue to innovate and provide a stimulating learning environment for a growing body of mathematics and physics students from all over the world.The first two years of the course consist predominantly of compulsory core modules covering a wide range of themes including abstract and linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, quantum mechanics, dynamics and thermal physics. At the end of your second-year, your tutors will discuss with you what your priorities and aspirations are and will advise you whether to continue studying for the BSc or to take a fourth-year of study and gain the MMath qualification. If you decide to continue working towards the BSc, only half of your third-year modules will be core modules so you will be able to choose your remaining modules from the full range of level three Mathematics and Physics modules, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your interests. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics are at the forefront of Welsh-medium provision in these subjects at higher education level in Wales. Details of Welsh language modules in mathematics and physics may be obtained from the departments.This course will develop your understanding of a wide range of theories and processes in Mathematics and Physics and will teach you to apply the techniques you have learned to solve problems and explore research questions. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely, accommodate other viewpoints and come to a decision as part of a team. The Mathematical and Theoretical Physics degree scheme is designed to cultivate transferable skills, including numeracy and reasoning, to ensure that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields.Graduates in Mathematics and Physics are highly valued by employers for their skills in numeracy and problem-solving. Careers that relate directly to your degree subject include research science, university lecturing and secondary school teaching. A high proportion of Physics graduates progress to postgraduate study, and many pursue research careers in an academic or industrial environment. Other careers where this degree would be useful include engineering, scientific writing and publishing, operational research, business consultancy, medical physics, meteorology, computing, accounting and finance.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    42nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    39th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    9

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