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Chemical Physics, BSc/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Chemical Physics course at the University of Glasgow explores the interface between the two critical disciplines of chemistry and physics in modern chemistry. Chemical physics is concerned with electrons, nuclei, atoms and molecules in all states of matter, and how they interact with their environment.
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Overview

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing, and will be equipped to tackle challenging problems in chemistry and physics. You will learn how to understand the laws of physics so that you can apply the latest technologies to control molecules and make new materials. Our graduates are employed across multiple sectors including industry, commerce, government research and education.

Why study the Chemical Physics course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Chemistry at the University of Glasgow is ranked 8th in the UK, and continues to meet and exceed student expectations, combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment
  • This degree programme is professionally accredited by the Institute of Physics and recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • You’ll have the opportunity to take Chemical Physics as an MSci degree, which may include an additional placement year. This could be spent doing research in industry, for instance at a research institute like CERN or an academic laboratory
  • There is the opportunity to combine study in Chemistry with another subject, and it's possible to include a work placement, or spend part of your degree at a partner institution in Europe 

Careers

Our graduates are employed in industry, commerce, government research and education. Many graduates proceed to research leading to a higher degree.

Some of our recent graduates have been employed by EDF Energy, Quotient Clinical, Reckitt Benckiser, Sterling Medical Innovation, and Synergy Outsourcing, among many other companies.

Accreditation

These programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Chemical Physics MSci: 5 year degree
      • Chemical Physics with work placement MSci: 5 year degree
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics 2a: Multivariable Calculus
  • Mathematics 2b: Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Methods 
  • Waves & Diffraction
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Chemistry, Physics AND Mathematics A-levels at Grades A or B. 

    International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Chemistry, Physics AND Mathematics with two at HL6 and the other either at HL6 or SL6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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