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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary


This Mathematical Physics degree will give you a solid understanding in both mathematics and physics. The course offers a wide range of mathematical and physics topics, and also gives you the option to transfer between Mathematics and Physics at an early stage. Our Mathematical Physics degree will also give you an extensive range of computer modelling skills.


This integrated masters in Mathematical Physics course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

The aims of the MPhys (Hons) degree may be distinguished from the BSc (Hons) by: • a detailed knowledge and critical understanding at a more advanced level, including some specialisms, and a critical awareness of current issues in the subject • a significant project of research with demonstrated originality or creativity • an ability to critically analyse problems and issues at the forefront of the subject and make judgments where information is incomplete or inconsistent.

Teaching and Learning

We adopt a flexible and responsive approach to teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to adopt a deep approach to learning. They are encouraged to discuss with staff any problems at the earliest opportunity and student feedback is obtained for individual modules and through staff/student liaison meetings held each term.

A range of techniques is applied to the teaching and learning experience for the students, including lectures, experimental laboratories, literature searches and presentations.

Annual review of teaching and learning is made in the light of feedback received from students, examination results and external examiners' reports, etc.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

including Physics and Maths for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: AAB including Physics and Maths.


University information

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    168 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%



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