Mathematics and Physics University of Bristol

Undergraduate

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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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 *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GFD3
Institution code B78
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,750 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.