Physics University of Bath

Undergraduate

Master the mysteries of physics from first principles to advanced problem-solving. You’ll be prepared for a career in industry or academia. Physics is ‘the science of everything’. Study matter, energy and how they interact from the subatomic to cosmological scales.

Learn about the structure of physical laws and take part in their discovery. Along the way you will learn to think like a physicist. You’ll also develop powerful problem-solving skills, preparing you not only for a career in physics, but many other fields as well.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills of an independent scientist, with sound mathematical and experimental expertise, and the ability to solve complex problems on your own.

The Master of Physics (MPhys) 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 masters-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


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 F303
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate;
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.

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

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.

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.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics plus AAAAA in five Scottish 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

No fee information has been provided for this course

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/