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BSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Physics

Course Description

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (F340) at Aberystwyth University will develop your understanding of the more theoretical parts of Physics, replacing an experimental approach to Physics with a solid grounding in Mathematics.

This combination of Mathematics and Physics links to many spheres of interest, and students studying this diverse subject are very much in demand with employers.

  • Mathematics and Physics have been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach these subjects. We continue to innovate and provide a stimulating learning environment for a growing body of mathematics and physics students from all over the world
  • In studying this degree programme in Mathematics and Physics you will divide your time equally between these two highly complementary academic disciplines in two departments which are making ground-breaking advances in research and innovation
  • The Department of Mathematics maintained its position as one of the best departments in Wales in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). All of our research and the impact it has outside universities was judged to be of international standard"
  • Our Physics lecturers are also researchers working at the cutting edge of their respective fields, so you can be confident that your learning experience will be informed by the latest specialist knowledge along with advanced instrumentation, modelling and techniques
  • Researchers from the Department of Physics are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 project, and they are engineering low dimensional materials i.e. graphene
  • The Departments of Mathematics and Physics are at the forefront of Welsh-medium provision in these subjects at higher education level in Wales. Check out the module tab for more information

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (F340) at Aberystwyth University will develop your understanding of the more theoretical parts of Physics, replacing an experimental approach to Physics with a solid grounding in Mathematics. This combination of Mathematics and Physics links to many spheres of interest, and students studying this diverse subject are very much in demand with...

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Course Content

  • The first two years of the course consist predominantly of modules covering a wide range of themes in algebra, calculus, differential equations, quantum mechanics, dynamics and thermal physics
  • As well as your core third year modules, you will have a wide choice from both Mathematics and Physics, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your own interests
  • Students may choose, at the end of their second year, to switch to the four year course in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, subject to satisfactory academic performance, leading to an MMath qualification

The first two years of the course consist predominantly of modules covering a wide range of themes in algebra, calculus, differential equations, quantum mechanics, dynamics and thermal physics As well as your core third year modules, you will have a wide choice from both Mathematics and Physics, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your own...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120

A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Mathematics and B in Physics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with B in A level Mathematics and B in Physics

International Baccalaureate:
30-26 with 5 points in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics and Physics

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Mathematics and B in Physics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with B in A level Mathematics and B in Physics International...

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