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Mathematics and Physics, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
This four-year Mathematics and Physics course from University of Bristol is particularly suited to students who have a strong interest in theoretical physics or applied mathematics and wish to study these at an advanced level.

About

If you love the challenge of thinking through a maths question and feeling the delight of having solved a difficult problem, appreciate the applications of mathematics in areas of physics and want access to the exciting and specialised subjects offered by the School of Physics, then this four-year course may be for you.

Your Mathematics and Physics offered at the University of Bristol will focus on the areas of applied mathematics that are most linked to physics, such as the mathematical modeling of physical problems, quantum mechanics, quantum chaos and random matrix theory. You will also cover a range of topics in physics, such as thermal physics, electromagnetism, semiconductors, general relativity and cosmology.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

In the first and second years of this course the units are fixed, so as to provide a balanced exploration of mathematics and physics and the connection between them. In your third and fourth years you will have freedom to select from a wide variety of relevant units to focus your studies on what interests you most. The four-year degree allows you to access specialised units reflecting the exciting research base at Bristol. You will complete a physics project in your fourth year.

Accreditation

The Institute of Physics (IOP) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analysis 
  • Linear Algebra and Geometry 
  • ODEs, Curves and Dynamics 
  • Probability 
  • Core Physics : Oscillations, Waves 
  • and Fields 
  • Physics Laboratory 
  • Core Physics :Mechanics and Matter 
  • Surfaces and Vector Fields

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: A AA including A in Mathematics and A in Physics
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 6 at Higher level in Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma  Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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