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University of Bath

Mathematics and Physics

UCAS Code: GF13
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
Student score
91% HIGH
84% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25.2k HIGH
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics. The A* to be in either Maths or Physics. Alternate Offers: AAA including Mathematics and Physics plus one of the following: o Grade A in an EPQ o Grade B in the Welsh Bacc Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate o Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative. Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AAAAA in Highers plus AA in Advanced Highers which must include Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

92%

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

Modules

Year 1: Analysis; methods and applications; programming and applications; algebra; introduction to quantum physics; properties of matter; electricity and magnetism; vibrations, waves and optics. Year 2: Algebra; ordinary and partial differential equations; vector calculus; quantum and atomic physics; thermal physics. Year 3: Project; computational physics; a choice of 8 units.

University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
93%
1%
6%

Year 1

95%
5%

Year 2

68%
14%
18%

Year 3

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 95%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
23% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
511 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £25.2k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

18%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

11%

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 92%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

68%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

63%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
505 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 £28k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

26%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

16%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

16%

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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