Master the logic, rigour and proof of mathematics alongside the universal principles of physics to prepare you for a wide range of careers.
This course is for you if you enjoy and excel at pure mathematics and want to combine that knowledge with insights into the physical world. You’ll get to understand the rigour and generality of mathematics and its particular role in formalising empirical physical laws.
In the first two years, you will study core topics in mathematics and physics. You can change the balance of the subjects through your choice of optional units in the following years. You’ll benefit from studying in two departments and you may be able to transfer into either physics or mathematics if you decide to specialise.
The MSci 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 master’s level research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across different research areas, from fundamental physics to technological applications. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching.
Staff in the Department are approachable and you’ll have regular contact with an academic and personal tutor on a one-to-one basis, as well as through small group tutorials. You’ll also develop your physics understanding and skills through a wide range of laboratory, group and project activities.
You’ll learn in well-equipped undergraduate teaching laboratories. We also have specialist research laboratories, depending on the specialisation you choose, to carry out projects with research equipment and high-performance computers. Some projects even involve links with research facilities and observatories in the UK and around the world.
Our graduates go on to a diverse and interesting range of careers such as scientific research and development, engineering, telecommunications, banking, finance, meteorology, oil, gas and space exploration. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
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