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Physics with Astronomy MPhys

Cardiff University

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UCAS CODE: F3FM

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our Physics with Astronomy programmes explore fundamental questions about the Universe, while maintaining a focus on astronomy and observational techniques.The MPhys Physics with Astronomy programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of physics and astronomy as well as gaining a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.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 sophisticated 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.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 learningThe 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

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£ 21,950per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

AAA-AAB. Must include grade B in Maths and Physics or A*AB-A*BB. Must include A* in Maths if not taking Physics. You will need to pass the science practical element of the A-level if this is part of your programme of study.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 50 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 66%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    29th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    18

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