University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics and Physics

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Course summary

There has never been a more exciting time to study Mathematics and Physics. Our 4th Industry Revolution is bringing incredibly exciting innovations. Traditionally Mathematics supported design of roads, aeroplanes, pharmaceuticals, renewables, meteorology, banking, statistics, and more. Combined with Physics you can innovate in signal processing (IOT), medical devices, instrumentation, software, quantum technologies, autonomous vehicles, quantum computing, artificial intelligence and more. Mathematics is the language of physics and the two are very closely connected. It is the means by which theories of Physics are described and how the complex mathematical relations between force fields, matter and light are expressed. Advanced Mathematics looks at Calculus, Algebra, Probability, Analysis, Theories, and Modelling to give you a solid grounding in advanced applications of Mathematics. These are directly applicable to a lot of new Industry 4.0 applications and traditional areas of business which are now evolving and requiring new applications of Mathematics and Physics. For Physicists working at the frontiers of modern physics, there is a great need to be able to understand advanced mathematical techniques to apply to the latest industry needs in high growth application areas. The subject is so diverse it can apply to the theoretical and the physical such as Quantum Mechanical Engineering, Optics, Electricity and Magentism and Signal Processing, to advanced Computing. Industry 4.0 has pushed traditional computing needs into 'Big Data' and an interplay between signalling circuits, engineering and IOT behind much of our modern advances in sensor technology, smart devices and their application. This degree has a 50% component of Mathematics and 50% component of Physics and is ideal for the more mathematically-minded physicists. There has never been a more exciting time to advance STEM subjects to solve major questions and improve our every day life and work.

Course details


View all modules on the programme page to find out more about what you will be studying and when. University of Aberdeen modules are designed to give you breadth and depth to your degree. The range of modules you study will allow you to become proficient in all subjects which are directly relevant to your degree giving you greater career options.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.
TOEFL (iBT)78TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic59Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.
Trinity ISEPassPass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)

To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, or through a recognised English language test. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland Free
EU £20700 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scotland Most Scottish domiciled students will be eligible for their tuition fees to be covered by the Scottish Government if they are studying for your first undergraduate degree and so there will be no tuition fee cost, although an application each year is required. If you have had funding previously then the fee is £1,820. EU and International Our fixed fee structure means that new international undergraduate students (excluding Medicine) and commencing study from 2022/23 are charged the same tuition fee each year, for the duration of your programme of study. When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Check our website for further information.

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Mathematics and Physics at University of Aberdeen - UCAS