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Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MMath (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Mathematics - MMath (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study the four-year Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MMath 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 mainly of 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. In your fourth-year, half of your time will be spent carrying out two individual research projects under the direction of a supervisor. The other half of your modules will be chosen from the M-level modules offered by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. 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. The MMath qualification provides a solid foundation for a research career. 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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(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

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

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    42nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    4th

    8

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