University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics and Physics

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Master the logic, rigour and proof of mathematics alongside the universal principles of physics to prepare you for a wide range of careers. This course is for you if you enjoy and excel at pure mathematics and want to combine that knowledge with insights into the physical world. You’ll get to understand the rigour and generality of mathematics and its particular role in formalising empirical physical laws. In the first two years, you will study core topics in mathematics and physics. You can change the balance of the subjects through your choice of optional units in the following years. You’ll benefit from studying in two departments and may be able to transfer into either physics or mathematics if you decide to specialise. The MSci degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc courses, particularly in topics at the forefront of research. You’ll study master's level units and carry out a master’s level research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research. We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeFG3C
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade A in AS level Further Mathematics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If 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.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Physics and either HL Mathematics. We require Mathematics at Higher Level and have a preference for Physics at Higher Level. If you are studying Physics at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in either HL Mathematics plus 7 in Standard Level Physics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics with D2 in Mathematics or Physics. Alternative offer D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GSCE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C). For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/phys Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking. We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are: A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus grade D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF), or Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF) A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject A*A in A level Mathematics and Physics plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/
Mathematics and Physics at University of Bath - UCAS