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Mathematics and Physics University of Exeter Degree level: Undergraduate


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Physics and Astronomy may be studied in Exeter together with Mathematics as part of a 3 year BSc Mathematics and Physics combined honours degree programme. The programme is designed so that there are no differences in the workload in comparison to the Single Honours degrees, and is particularly popular amongst those who want to pursue a PhD, or go into teaching. It is also normally possible to transfer to Single Honours Mathematics, or Single Honours Physics programmes during the first year of study (subject to capacity and academic performance).

BSc Mathematics and Physics allows you to explore the interplay between the two disciplines, learning to understand the ways in which they co-exist and complement each other. You will benefit from the flexibility and freedom to choose from a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to specialise if desired. Options include many of the physics modules available to Single Honours students, but also mathematics courses with great relevance to physicists, such as pure mathematics: Combinatorics, Galois Theory and Number Theory, and applied options like: Mathematics of Climate Change, Cryptography, and Mathematical Biology and Ecology. Just like in physics, all academic staff in mathematics are active, internationally recognised researchers across a wide range of applied, pure and theoretical topics.

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 FG31
Institution code E84
Campus name University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)
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 - AAB At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics
Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD - DDD At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits Pass the Access to with 18 L3 credits at distinction grade in Physics and 18 L3 credits at distinction grade in Maths. An A-level style Maths test may be required as part of an interview and please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements. Please also see our GCSE requirements.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - AAABB At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 - 34 points 38-34 to include at least one HL6 and one HL5 in Maths and Physics
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA - ABB At least one grade A and a grade B in Maths and Physics

English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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