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What will I learn?

If you love the challenge of thinking through a maths question and the satisfaction of having solved a difficult problem, but also 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 joint honours course can offer you both.Your mathematics study will focus on the areas of applied mathematics that are most linked to physics, such as the mathematical modelling of physical problems, quantum mechanics and random matrix theory. You will also cover a range of topics in physics, such as special relativity, electromagnetism and superconductors.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 year you will have freedom to select from a wide variety of relevant units to focus your studies on what interests you most. You can also choose from a physics project or dissertation in one of our cutting-edge research areas, a group project with an industrial partner, or an educational project with a local school.

Which department am I in?

Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,900.00 (US$ 31,237) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023

Venue

Main Site

Senate House,

Tyndall Avenue,

Bristol,

BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for international students whose first language is not English. Run by our Centre for Academic Language and Development, the one-year programme will prepare you for the undergraduate degree of your choice through tailored English language and academic units. High school diploma: We will consider applicants with a high school diploma (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.2 minimum (3.4 for competitive courses) and a total of three from the following list: New SAT (evidence-based reading and writing section only) with a minimum of 650; ACT with a minimum score of 24; Any AP subject(s) with a score of at least 4 (more commonly 5); A full-year honors-level course at B+ or a full-year college-level course at B+ or higher; each AP counts towards the three; acceptable examples would include three APs, or two APs and one SAT. Some courses require a specific test score: Any course asking for maths must have specifically AP Calculus BC at grade 5. Engineering courses accept either AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, both AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, or AP Computer Science tests to meet the subject requirement. AP and SAT results can be sent to Bristol via the College Board code 5371. High school diploma and foundation/bridging programme: Applicants who have completed the high school diploma combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses. Associate’s degree: An associate’s degree is acceptable for direct entry onto our bachelor’s degree courses. For courses with A-level requirements of A*A*A, a GPA of 3.4 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of A*AA, a GPA of 3.3 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of AAA, a GPA of 3.2 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of AAB, a GPA of 3.1 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of ABB, a GPA of 3.0 or better is required. IB Diploma or A-levels: Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our bachelor’s degree courses; First year of university Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a US university degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor’s degree courses; Students need to have IELTS 6.0 overall with either listening or speaking at 6.5, with no skill below 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a prestigious and globally renowned research university, with an international community of students, staff and alumni.

  • Ranked 10th amongst UK universities (QS, 2022)
  • Ranked 62nd best university in the world (QS, 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for research (THE analysis of REF, 2021)
  • 27,000 students from over 150 countries

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