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Physics (with integrated year in industry) MPhys

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Kick start your career prospects with the MPhys course, here at Aberystwyth University. Spend a Year in Industry and complete university with a degree and Masters qualification in Physics.

The career enhancing course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and designed for you fulfill 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 our year in industry.
  • 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).
  • The Department offers a number of modules through the medium of Welsh. Check out the module tab for further information!

What can I do with a physics degree?

Our graduates have discovered career paths in;

  • medical physics
  • radiation protection
  • scientific research

Other graduates from our department have sought careers in:

  • systems development
  • product development
  • technical writing
  • meteorology

Employability is embedded across all of our teaching and ethics. We instil these skills in our students:

  • research and data analysis skills
  • enhanced mathematical and computational skills
  • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • self-motivation and self-reliance
  • team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

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

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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

    46th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    42nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    39th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    9

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