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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Kick start your career prospects with our MPhys course. The career-enhancing Physics degree at Aberystwyth University is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and designed for you to fulfil your potential in a supportive learning environment.

Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but one which makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs feeding into new sciences and fostering modern technologies.

The concepts of Physics form the basis of most scientific language and the subject finds its way into most modern science and technology, enhancing the scope for your future employment prospects.

Why study Physics at Aberystwyth?

  • On completion of this degree you will leave with a degree and MPhys qualification.
  • Enhance your employability with a Master's qualification and the opportunity to study or work for a year.
  • This course is accredited by the IOP (Institute of Physics).
  • Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since its foundation and it continues to be an innovative learning experience for all.
  • You will be taught by experts in their field.
  • Our Researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials (i.e. graphene).

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year, you will explore:

  • classic and modern physics (algebra and calculus)
  • computational and experimental physics
  • quantum theory
  • dynamics
  • the principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields.

In your second and third year you will discover:

  • thermal physics
  • quantum mechanics
  • experimental analogue electronics
  • data handling and statistics
  • instrumentation systems
  • semiconductor physics
  • optronics
  • condensed matter.

In your final year you will study:

  • electromagnetic theory
  • quantum technology
  • advanced numerical methods.

You will also undertake a dissertation and an extended project.

What can I do with a physics degree?

Our graduates have discovered career paths in:

  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Research Science

Other graduates from our department have sought careers in:

  • Systems Development
  • Product Development
  • Technical Publishing
  • Meteorology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per 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

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

    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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