• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
In this Mathematics and Physics (Honours) degree at The Open University UK, you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in theoretical physics and the underpinning mathematical ideas and methods.

About

It will teach you how to use essential techniques and relevant software, and acquire skills in communicating arguments and conclusions clearly and concisely. You’ll explore the concepts of modern physics, including Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. 

And have the opportunity to get plenty of practice with the tools of applied mathematics, including mathematical methods, mathematical modelling and numerical analysis.

Key features of the course Mathematics and Physics (Honours) degree at The Open University UK

  • Combines the concepts of modern theoretical physics with a solid grounding in applied mathematics
  • Develops your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Offers opportunities to engage with our award-winning OpenSTEM labs
  • Recognised by the Institute of Physics

Skills for career development

Graduates of this combined degree course will be able to demonstrate that they are multi-skilled and adaptable, with the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment. The degree will help you develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued in the labour market, including analytical, numerical and communication skills, teamwork, problem solving and proficiency in using relevant software.

Career relevance

Graduates of this degree are well placed to enter both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to a wide range of financial, business and public sector employment. For this reason science graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are very much in demand.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) – this degree will contribute to you gaining all grades of membership, from Student Membership to Chartered Mathematician status.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Part time – 6–8 years 
      • Time limit – 16 years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Questions in science
  • Essential mathematics
  • Physics: from classical to quantum 
  • Astrophysics
  • Mathematical methods, models and modelling
  • Electromagnetism 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You should have a working knowledge of most of the following topics:

  • arithmetic of whole numbers, decimals and fractions (including negative numbers, powers and roots);
  • algebraic manipulation, such as multiplying out brackets, factorising simple expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, manipulating algebraic fractions and manipulating powers of variables;
  • percentages, ratio and proportion;
  • coordinates of points in the plane, and the equations of straight lines and parabolas;
  • geometry of plane figures, such as the sizes of angles, alternate and corresponding angles, the areas of shapes, similar and congruent shapes, and the properties of triangles, rectangles and circles;

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,024.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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