University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics and Physics with professional placement or study abroad

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Course summary

Master the logic, rigour and proof of mathematics alongside the universal principles of physics to prepare you for a wide range of careers. Mathematics and physics are disciplines with a natural affinity. Physics cannot be studied seriously without mathematics, and applied mathematics has its roots in the analysis of fundamental equations of physics. This course is for you if you enjoy and excel at mathematics and want to combine that knowledge with insights into the physical world. You’ll learn about the rigour and generality of mathematics and its role in formalising empirical physical laws. You'll also develop your experimental and computational expertise and strengthen your problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills. Flexibility This course gives you the benefit of studying in two departments, deepening your knowledge and understanding of both subjects. In the first two years, you'll study core topics in mathematics and physics. In the final year, you'll carry out a substantial research project choosing from a wide range of different topics and types of project. Our wide range of final year physics and mathematics options also enable you to tailor the balance between the two subjects to meet your individual interests and preferences. The MSci degree gives you the opportunity to enhance and deepen your knowledge compared to BSc courses, particularly in regard to topics at the forefront of research. You’ll also carry out a major master’s level research project during your final year. This offers you an immersive and authentic experience of physics research, and is excellent preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C)

English language requirements

English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements Duolingo: 110 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100. LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK 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: For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit:
Mathematics and Physics with professional placement or study abroad at University of Bath - UCAS