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Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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UCAS CODE: F340

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master in Physics (with Honours) - MPhys (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

The Integrated Masters in Theoretical Physics will allow you to explore the fundamentals of this central science, from classical dynamics to the intriguing theories of quantum mechanics and relativity, and how these and other underpinning ideas may be applied in fields such as quantum optics, condensed matter, quantum field theory, and applications of quantum physics. The final year contains a number of advanced modules that have strong links with the School's research programme. The project is full time for the final semester, and is usually with one of the School's research teams. The Theoretical Physics degree programme allows you to access opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills (including computational and lab work) and to build competencies that will be useful in a wide range of careers, both in research and development in physics-based industry and in areas such as finance and management.

The MPhys in Theoretical Physics is typically a five-year Integrated Masters course run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. During your degree, you will be introduced to core topics in mainstream physics – such as mechanics, waves, light, electricity and magnetism – as well as learning the fundamental mathematical skills needed for application to physics.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,100per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

To include Mathematics and Physics. Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 50 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    223 99%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    17th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    4th

    2

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