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Physics with Year Abroad and Research Placement MPhys

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Apply the full breadth of physics to a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, including physics at its most extreme and the evolution of the Universe.This course will provide you with a solid grounding in physics, along with in-depth specialist knowledge of astrophysics. You’ll explore a range of astrophysical phenomena, including star formation, black hole growth and the expansion of the Universe.You’ll learn how to combine evidence from stellar and extragalactic astronomy to build consistent theoretical models of the evolution of galaxies. There will also be opportunities for you to carry out both observational and computational astrophysics projects.Topics covered include exoplanets, galaxies, cosmology, stars and stellar evolution, general relativity and high energy astrophysics.The Master of Physics (MPhys) degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc courses, particularly in topics at the forefront of research. You’ll study master's level units and carry out a major master's level research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.Put your learning into practiceOur courses are inspired by our research. Our academics who teach you carry out research in many different areas of theoretical and experimental physics. They bring the latest developments in physics into their teaching, and you can get involved by working with them on your own research project.Use specialist facilitiesYou’ll learn experimental and computing skills in our well-equipped teaching labs. You can carry out projects with research equipment and high-performance computers in our specialist research labs. We also have strong links to research facilities and observatories in the UK and around the world.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : A*AA

Typical offer: A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics. Alternative offer: AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives, grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, grade A in AS level Further Mathematics, grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these q

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The university boasts a vibrant international student community. Over 145 nationalities are represented among its 3,600 international students.
The International Student Advice team offers an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students settle into life in the UK.
University of Bath alumni can be found contributing positively in countries worldwide, and many continue their association with Bath long after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 50 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    170 75%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    17th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    27th

    6

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