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Mathematical Physics (MMath) MMath (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    Master of Mathematics - MMath (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

"Mathematics is the fundamental language of physics. Physics uses maths to make predictions, and many mathematical areas have been developed to solve physical problems. This degree explores mathematical topics and how they appear throughout theoretical physics. You'll study particle physics, astrophysics and quantum field theory. You’ll graduate with technical skills sought by employers across science, industry and research. Southampton is ranked Top 15 in the UK for Mathematics and 12th for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). This course is run by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It's taught jointly by Mathematical Sciences and Physics and Astronomy, through the STAG (Southampton, Theory, Astronomy and Gravitation) research centre. STAG is a leader in the latest research in theoretical particle physics, astronomy, general relativity and string theory.The mathematical part of this course begins with the fundamental areas of calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus and partial differential equations.The physics part includes the key ideas of relativity, cosmology and astrophysics, applications of laser technology, atomic and particle physics, and optoelectronics.As part of this course you’ll:- Identify the key areas of physics theory relevant to a given problem- Construct mathematical models for physical situations- Choose to specialise in areas such as particle physics, astrophysics or condensed matter- Use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space, exclusively for maths students- Use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'The programme will take you to the frontier of knowledge in this exciting field, allowing you to study as an undergraduate, material that would normally be taught at MSc level.Southampton mathematics graduates are in great demand. Many employers look for graduates with strong problem-solving skills who can develop sound analytical arguments. Depending on your degree specialism, a wide range of career destinations are available including mathematician, statistician, actuary and financial analyst. Our graduates are employed by organisations including Deloitte, British Airways, IBM, Amazon UK and Formula 1 racing teams."

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Typical offer: AAA or AABB including grade A in Mathematics and Physics If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB including grade A in Mathematics and Physics plus grade A in the EPQContextual offer: AAB including grade A in Mathematics and PhysicsOffers typically exclude General Studies, Use of Mathematics and Critical Thinking. If an additional Mathematics qualification (STEP grade 2/MAT/TMUA) is taken alongside three A-leve


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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    155 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87.0 87%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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