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Mathematics and Physics (Q77) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

In this degree, you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in theoretical physics and the underpinning mathematical ideas and methods. It will teach you how to use essential techniques and relevant software, and acquire skills in communicating arguments and conclusions clearly and concisely. You’ll explore the concepts of modern physics, including Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. And have the opportunity to get plenty of practice with the tools of applied mathematics, including mathematical methods, mathematical modelling and numerical analysis.

Key features of the course

  • Combines the concepts of modern theoretical physics with a solid grounding in applied mathematics
  • Develops your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Offers opportunities to engage with our award-winning OpenSTEM labs
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Recognised by the Institute of Physics

Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module followed by two 30-credit mathematics modules.
Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two 60-credit modules – one in physics and one in mathematics.
Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll complete your degree with four 30-credit modules – two in physics and two in mathematics.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it’s very important you’re well prepared to study mathematics at this level.
Study skills for this qualification

You need no previous knowledge of science; however, you must be able to:

write clearly and concisely, structuring short pieces of writing so that they flow coherently;
log on to the internet, find websites and communicate by email;
create, save and retrieve documents using basic word processing skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Milton Keynes

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