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University of Nottingham

Physics with Nanoscience

UCAS Code: F391

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A-A,A,A

Including Mathematics, Physics and one other academic subject at A level, or equivalent, excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.

Contact the school directly – considered on an individual basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,M1

Including D2 and D3 in Maths and Physics in any order.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

including 6,6,6 in Higher level subjects to include both Physics and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.

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Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Maths and Physics.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Maths and Physics. A pass in the practical element is required for this qualification if assessed separately.

UCAS Tariff

144-159

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physics

The Nottingham Nanoscience Group is internationally recognised for its research in areas such as self-assembly and self-organisation, single-atom manipulation, and molecular nanostructures. This course, which combines modules from both physics and nanoscience, provides you with the highest quality training informed by the latest developments in of scientific discovery. Furthermore, we understand the importance of the practical application of theoretical knowledge; therefore you will gain hands-on experience during practical classes throughout the course. These will take place in our modern laboratories, including specialist nanoscience land physics laboratories equipped with the latest technological developments to facilitate your study and research.

Modules

Your first year will give you a solid foundation of knowledge in physics and nanoscience, with typical modules covering both the fundamentals and frontiers of physics, complemented by mathematics and laboratory modules. Your second year will build upon this foundation: you’ll take the Force and Function at the Nanoscale and Molecular Biophysics modules alongside your study of a range of core topics in physics. The third year involves a major research project where you will gain hands-on experience of experimental, theoretical or computational research problems in nanoscale physics. Similarly, in the fourth and final year, you will have the opportunity to work in a nanoscience research laboratory based within the school and/or with collaborators in other institutions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,620
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Physics and Astronomy

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Physics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physics

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£26,565
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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