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University of East Anglia UEA

Physics

UCAS Code: F303

Master of Physics - MPhys

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including Mathematics and Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including 12 Level 3 credits of Mathematics and 12 Level 3 credits of Physics.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including Higher Level 5 in Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including A in Mathematics and Physics.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physics

**About This Course**

To study physics is to ask questions – to interrogate everything. What is the nature of matter? What are the origins of the universe? What is the basis for the mechanics of sound? And how will that ocean wave move next? Incredibly diverse, abstract and yet also creative, without physics, there would be no answers to many of the questions we face, from the smallest to the most vast.

Study physics at UEA and you’ll be joining a multidisciplinary faculty with a thriving research community that includes specialist groups with expertise in geophysics, astrophysics, fluid mechanics, chemical physics and quantum physics. You will take advantage of top-class facilities, including spectroscopy and ultrafast laser equipment, high-tech geophysics apparatus and experimental wave tanks. And you’ll be able to tailor your degree with a large range of optional modules.

**Overview**

Our flagship Physics degree is a brilliant opportunity to complete an integrated Master’s course. It’s the ideal programme if you’re looking for a future in research or academia, putting you in an excellent position to go on to PhD study.

Physics is concerned with the most fundamental questions about nature. It’s an inspiring subject that enables you to cultivate your abstract, creative reasoning and your practical, applied knowledge.

Throughout the course you will develop an impressive range of transferable skills in mathematics, communication and collaborative work. You will also build practical professional skills in areas like academic research, analytical problem solving and computing. These are highly sought-after skills for which employers in several sectors specifically prefer physics graduates.

Physics is not only a fascinating discipline, but a highly regarded qualification too. Study with us at UEA and you’ll develop a deep curiosity about the workings of our universe and gain powerful scientific skills to employ in a huge range of areas, so you’ll leave as a highly employable graduate.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In your first year, you’ll be given a foundation in a broad range of physics topics, including quantum mechanics, astrophysics, mathematics and relativity. You’ll build on this basis in your second year with teaching in intermediate physics topics and advanced mathematics, while beginning to customise your degree with a number of optional modules in diverse fields. You can choose to complement your compulsory modules with a focus on electronics, energy, oceans, tectonics or meteorology. In your third year, you’ll have an even greater choice of modules to study alongside advanced physics topics and an independent research project. This MPhys degree culminates in a fourth and final year which allows you to tackle advanced, Masters level topics through modules and a dissertation in cutting-edge physics.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

After graduation


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Physics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 just over a fifth of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree, and well over a third of physicists take some kind of postgraduate study in total. 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. The demand and versatility of physics degrees goes to explain why they're amongst the best-paid science graduates.

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