This course is particularly suited to students who have a strong interest in theoretical physics or applied mathematics.
Your mathematics study will focus on the areas of applied mathematics that are most connected to physics, such as the mathematical modelling of physical problems, quantum mechanics, quantum chaos and random matrix theory. You will also cover a range of topics in physics, such as thermal physics, electromagnetism and semiconductors.
You will take 70 credit points in mathematics and 50 credit points in physics in the first year. All first-year units are mandatory.
Second-year units are mostly fixed, but in your final year you can choose options to suit your interests across both mathematics and physics. You will complete a physics project in your third year.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
24 September 2018
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You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2018.
If you already have a 2018 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||A* A* A||
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Physics.
Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD - DDD||D*DD in Science pathway with Distinction in Mathematics unit; or DDD plus A-level Mathematics at A|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits at Distinction including at least 12 credits in both Mathematics and Physics and 15 credits at Merit. A further qualification such as A-level Mathematics may also be required; please contact Admissions for advice regarding your Access course's content|
|Scottish Higher||A A A A A||Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Standard literacy GCSE profile requirement. To find out more please visit, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 - 34 points||
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics.
Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
|Channel Islands||£10,750||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|