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Physics with Theoretical Physics with research placement MPhys


What will I learn?

Learn about the deep connections between mathematics and theoretical physics and develop your scientific computing and theoretical modelling skills to understand and solve complex physical problems.During the course, you’ll learn about the fundamental theoretical physics describing the intertwining of space, time, matter and energy. You’ll develop and apply theoretical models, learn about active matter and general relativity, investigate nonlinear physics and quantum optics.As well as gaining a deep knowledge and understanding of physics, you’ll graduate with strong experimental, mathematical and computational expertise. You’ll also gain powerful problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, preparing you for a career in physics and many other fields as well.FlexibilityYou'll study the same units as for our Physics and Physics with Astrophysics courses in year one. In later years, core material expands to include more computational physics, further mathematics and foundational theoretical physics. This gives you the greatest flexibility and makes it possible to change between courses if your interests change once you're at Bath. It also allows you to modify your placement or study abroad options, or even whether you are on a bachelor’s or master’s programme after you've started.In your final year, you’ll carry out a substantial project, choosing from a wide range of topics and types. You’ll study a wide-range of topics in theoretical physics, and you can also choose some broader options to enable you to experience a taster of a field you might be considering for graduate employment.Master of PhysicsThe MPhys degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc courses. We offer a wide range of MPhys options at the forefront of research, from quantum field theory to graphene and topological insulators. You’ll also carry out a major master’s level research placement during your final year. This offers you an immersive and authentic experience of physics research, and is excellent preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

2 October 2023


Main Site


Claverton Down Road Claverton Down,


Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Further Mathematics with A* in Mathematics or Further Mathematics.Alternative offers: A*A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus B in a third A level plus one of: grade 2 in any STEP Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematicsa suitable score in the MAT or TMUA grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenge Certificategrade B in a fourth A levelIf you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer (including any mathematics tests). If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. For applicants with AS Further Maths only: A*AA in three A levels including A* in Mathematics plus A in AS Level Further Mathematics plus grade 2 in any STEP, Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA. For applicants with A Level Mathematics only: A*A*A in three A levels including A* in Mathematics and A in a second scientific or quantitative subject plus grade 2 in any STEP, Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA.

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


About University of Bath

The University of Bath offers its students a world-class education, with excellent facilities in an idyllic location.

  • Ranked 7th in Guardian University Guide 2023
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30 percent of its student population is international
  • Offers four sets of scholarships to international students

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