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Physics with Computing (with placement year) MPhys

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Our MPhys in Physics with Computing allows you to combine the study of physics with key aspects of computing and mathematics to develop a powerful skillset.Recent placements have included roles in fibre-optic oil well monitoring and applications of high temperature superconductors and have involved companies and research facilities such as: IBM (UK) Ltd, British Gas, Siemens AG (Germany), Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, FZ Jülich (Germany), Institut Laue Langevin Grenoble (France).Gravitational wave detection, imaging black holes, controlling large experiments, modelling complex systems to mars rovers and space travel all rely on computational physics and data science. Indeed, there is no area of modern physics where state-of-the-art computing is not important. The toolbox of a computational physicist includes a firm grounding in physics itself supported by numerical analysis, computational modelling, mathematical data science, hardware control, big data analysis, and artificial intelligence. Our Physics with Computing degree will provide a solid understanding of core physics with an emphasis on theory, and on the formulation and solving of physics problems using mathematical data science and computing. In addition to the core physics course you will also be able develop skills in relevant aspects of computer science such as data structures, algorithm design, artificial intelligence, big data, and optimisation as well embedded systems. The combined skillsets of physics, computing and mathematics are not only a satisfying combination in their own right, but they also develop a set of skills highly sought-after in both research and industry.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,700per year

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University information

Loughborough University

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  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports, making it easy to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,200 research students spanning 90 nationalities and more than 800 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 19,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. Over 1,000 students are based on the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    146 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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