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BSc in Mathematics & Physics (Full Time)

Coventry University

Course Description

Mathematics and Physics are both exciting subjects sharing a common history. Both fields go hand in hand and can help to model real world situations to find new solutions to problems. In addition, both fields are important in training for developmental logical and constructive thoughts.

The BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics degree aims to provide an understanding of fundamental scientific phenomena and logic. You should learn to translate this understanding into mathematical and computational models, which are then solved using a variety of tools. This scientific process should produce graduates who are particularly well trained at problem solving beyond the various fields presented in the course. Such training could make a science graduate highly desirable in a wide range of employment sectors. It is expected that upon successful completion of the course you will have gained a strong grounding in mathematical thinking as well as a good understanding of how mathematics may be used to solve physical and practical problems.

The faculty has an award-winning placement and employability service, EEC Futures, which aims to help students find placements between Level 5 and Level 6, if they so desire. A particular emphasis is placed on providing students with general and subject specific skills to help and support graduates to find employment in professions where mathematical skills and/or problem-solving skills are important.

The course will provide opportunities for you to engage in research through your final year projects. There is also the opportunity for you to apply for a paid summer research internship (subject to competitive application and availability) as well as benefitting from an optional industrial placement or study abroad year (subject to additional costs, competitive application and meeting visa requirements). The range of career opportunities for mathematics and physics graduates is wide, ranging from jobs in statistics and finance, to commerce, science and technology, engineering, and education to name a few. Coventry University has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations.

Mathematics and Physics are both exciting subjects sharing a common history. Both fields go hand in hand and can help to model real world situations to find new solutions to problems. In addition, both fields are important in training for developmental logical and constructive thoughts. The BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics degree aims to provide an understanding of fundamental...

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Course Content

  • Year one

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. This opportunity is subject to availability, competitive application and meeting visa requirements. Further costs incurred as a result of the professional work placement or study abroad shall be borne by the student.

Modules

  • Professional work placement

  • Study abroad

  • Year two

Overview

Year two is constructed on knowledge acquired during the previous year, and will provide you with the opportunity to dive into more technical and complex concepts of mathematics and physics.

Modules

  • Further Algebra and Calculus

  • Quantum Physics

  • Professional & Academic Skills 2

  • Thermo & Statistical Physics

  • Electromagnetism

  • Differential Equations

  • Placement year

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. This opportunity is subject to availability, competitive application and meeting visa requirements. Further costs incurred as a result of the professional work placement or study abroad shall be borne by the student.

Modules

  • Professional work placement

  • Study abroad

  • Final year

Overview

Your final year gives you the opportunity to study further topics such as advanced fluid dynamics and cosmology. You will also engage in a dissertation project carrying out in-depth investigations in a field that interests you. Recent topics have covered areas such as graphs generated from music or text, network analysis and traffic modelling.

Modules

  • Advanced algebra and analysis

  • Individual Project

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Professional and academic skills 3

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • Cosmology
    • Partial differential equation
    • Thermodynamics and statistical physics
    • Fluid dynamics

Year one Overview Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. This opportunity is subject to availability, competitive application and meeting visa requirements. Further costs incurred as a result of the professional work...

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Entry Requirements

A Level :- ABB - BBB to include Mathematics at grade B or above. Excludes General Studies.

BTEC :-  Assessed on an individual basis.

IB Diploma :- 29 points to include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher level.

GCSE requirement :- Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three? A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma will be assessed on an individual basis.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

 

A Level :- ABB - BBB to include Mathematics at grade B or above. Excludes General Studies. BTEC :-  Assessed on an individual basis. IB Diploma :- 29 points to include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher level. GCSE requirement :- Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including...

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