What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB in Mathematics and Physics
Mathematics and Physics.
6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
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.
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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How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||37%||36%||42%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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?