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Physics (with Professional Placement) MPhys

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences, concerned with unlocking the secrets of the Universe and understanding the world around us.This five-year MPhys Physics (with a Professional Placement) programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of both theoretical and experimental physics, whist attaining real-world, professional experience.Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this five-year programme goes into greater depth than the BSc course, allowing you to further develop your practical knowledge of the subject.Studying alongside internationally respected physicists whose work is providing the basis for revolutionary innovations, you will be part of an exciting and friendly environment and have access to state-of-the-art apparatus, including lasers, X-ray sources and electronics.This programme includes a professional placement year in industry, commerce, government or another relevant placement provider approved by the University which will give you the opportunity to gain relevant work experience in the field.The course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research and is home to one of the UK’s largest Astronomy research groups•The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery•A large research project in your final year•Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities•An emphasis on independent learning•The opportunity to follow a professional placement year in industryThe course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,950per 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 : A*BB - AAA

AAA-AAB for applicants taking A Level Maths and Physics. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*AB - A*BB with A* in A Level Maths.This offer excludes General Studies and Critical ThinkingA pass in the science practical is normally required.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    29th

    7

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