What will I learn?

This course is for you if you want to study a broad physics degree with less emphasis on experimental laboratories and a stronger focus on theoretical, mathematical and computational aspects of physics.

You'll study the cornerstones of theoretical physics while developing your understanding of their mathematical foundations. Our courses reflect our theoretical research expertise in condensed matter, photonics and astrophysics. The computational physics and programming aspects also reflect the more applied nature of our theoretical research.

The combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of physics and mathematics is highly sought-after by employers and also gives an excellent grounding for postgraduate or industrial research.

Placement

As an MPhys student, you’ll be able to undertake a research placement in the final year of the course. You’ll spend six months (July to December) working in a research organisation of international standing, before returning to the University for the final semester. We have links with leading research organisations, including CERN, NTT Basic Research Laboratories (Japan), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France) and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Year abroad

Broaden your horizons by spending a year studying at a university abroad. You’ll experience another culture whilst studying a course that complements your studies at Bath. We currently have links with universities in North America, Australasia, Asia and Europe, including Purdue University, the University of Queensland, National University Singapore and the University of Helsinki.

Careers

With the combination of an analytical approach and practical problem-solving skills, physics graduates are in strong demand by employers. A physics degree will enable you to work within a wide range of careers in physics and beyond, such as scientific research and development, engineering, finance, IT, telecommunications or renewable energies. Many graduates also go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Which department am I in?

Physics

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
Fee information is not yet available for this course. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

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

Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

3 October 2022

Venue

University of Bath

Claverton Down,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AAB in three A levels including A in Spanish. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.Alternative offer: ABB in three A levels including grade A in Spanish plus one of:grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualificationgrade B in AS level Mathematics or StatisticsIf you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our website.

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

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About University of Bath

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  • Ranked 8th in Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30% of its student population is international
  • Offers four sets of scholarships to international students

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