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Mathematics and Physics University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 you 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.

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 FG3C
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Typical offer

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

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

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 D: 39 credits Typical offer

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma in Science or Science and Engineering, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units and 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Physics units.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Typical offer

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics with D2 in Mathematics or Physics.

Alternative offer

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer

36 points overall with 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level. We may be able to consider you if you are studying one of these subjects at Standard Level (but not both). Our offer in this instance would be 36 points overall with 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics or Physics plus 7 in Standard Level Mathematics or Physics.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer

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.

GSCE requirements
GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C).

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/phys


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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/

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019