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Theoretical Physics with a Year in Industry MPhys

Swansea University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary


Theoretical Physics addresses the meaning of everything.

From quantum information and a grand unified theory, to dark matter and high energy particle physics, this subject can take you anywhere.

Over the course of this four-year degree you will be inspired to ask and answer big questions.

How did the universe begin? Is it possible to recreate in a laboratory the conditions that existed seconds after the big bang? What are space and time made of?

Intended primarily for those aiming to become professional physicists, our MPhys is broadly comparable with other European physics degrees.

You will study from a selection of modules that could include astronomy and cosmology, nuclear physics, the quantum world and climate physics.

We will teach you how fundamental physics is applied across different disciplines and how it connects to new advances in engineering, medicine and mathematics.

Studying physics at Swansea University gives you access to genuinely world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities.

This MPhys will distinguish you as a committed, ambitious and talented physicist.


You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills such as analysis, lab techniques, report writing and a high level of digital technology skills. You’ll also be highly numerate, which many employers value highly.

Physics graduates are set for rewarding employment opportunities. Careers in any of the following fields are open to you.

  • Nuclear Science
  • Meteorology
  • Research Science
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Medical Physics
  • Financial Modelling
  • Systems Engineering
  • IT and Software Engineering
  • Education and Science Communication

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
  • We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

MPhys Theoretical Physics with a year in industry

On our Physics year in industry programme you will enhance your career-prospects combining classroom based learning with a year long industrial placement of your choice. Utilising your analytical and critical mindset you will focus your third year in an industrial placement, combining all your skills in a working environment. You will graduate with much more than a degree, you will gain real hands on experience and work with real industry professionals in a real working environment.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,100per year

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

University information

Swansea University

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  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 49 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%



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