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Keele University

Mathematics and Physics

UCAS Code: FG31
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
Student score
93% HIGH
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

A level Physics and Maths at grade B or above. If Maths is presented without A-level Physics, then a grade of C or better in AS-level Physics is also required. If you are not offering AS level Physics then please contact the Admissions Team. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Physics (England)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Plus subject specific requirement.

International Baccalaureate
32

Higher Level Maths and Physics grade 5 or above.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The interconnected disciplines of Mathematics and Physics both involve high levels of abstraction and conceptual sophistication yet can contribute to many of the worldâ??s most pressing needs. The influence of the two areas is felt more broadly than ever with new applications being found in medicine, finance, communications, the internet, green technology and the arts. Both subjects have long traditions with well- established roles in industry, science, computing and engineering. You will be taught by applied mathematicians and physicists with international reputations. Several of the mathematics staff are engaged in research that is closely related to areas of theoretical physics such as fluid mechanics and waves. The Mathematics and Physics at Keele programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). Another important aspect of the course is that it allows you to pursue postgraduate studies or employment either in mathematics or physics.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

98%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the subject has seen a bit of resurgence in recent years, the UK is still felt to be short of physics graduates, and in particular physicists training as teachers. If you want a career in physics research – in all sorts of areas, from atmospheric physics to lasers - you'll probably need to take a doctorate, and so have a think about where you would like to do that and how you might fund it (the government funds many physics doctorates, so you might not find it as hard as you think). With that in mind, it's not surprising that nearly a quarter of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree. Physics is highly regarded and surprisingly versatile, which is why physics graduates who decide not to stay in education are more likely to go into well-paid jobs in the finance industry than they are to go into science. IT and engineering – also commanding decent salaries - are other popular industries for physics graduates.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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