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Main entry requirements
AAA, to include Mathematics and Physics. EPQ Offer: AAB, to include Mathematics at Grade A and Physics at grade A, and grade A or A* in the EPQ A level science subjects considered include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, psychology, environmental studies, geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.
AAAAA, including Mathematics and Physics at Advanced Higher Level.
Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 34, with 18 points required at Higher Level: including 6 points from Mathematics and 6 points from Physics. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering Admissions Office at email@example.com for more information.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers97%
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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
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
Our distinctive MPhys Physics is designed for students who intend to become professional physicists. The programme includes three variants: MPhys Particle Physics with a Research Year Abroad, MPhys Physics with a Year of Experimental Research and MPhys Physics with Industrial Placement. All programmes build on the BSc Physics, giving you a more advanced understanding of physics and allowing for extra specialisation. Our MPhys Particle Physics with a Research Year Abroad flagship programme provides a unique opportunity to relocate to CERN in Switzerland to work alongside physicists probing the fundamental structure of the Universe. MPhys Physics with a Year of Experimental Research students spend their final year immersed in a research environment in our world-class laboratories. The MPhys Physics with Industrial Placement programme gives students the opportunity spend six months working on an original research project in an industrial laboratory. The University of Southampton is one of the best places in the UK to study physics. Physics and astronomy at Southampton is ranked fourth in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017), and we’re first within the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). Our MPhys Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Plus, you’ll have access to exceptional research-grade facilities, including specialist photonics labs and rooftop observatories. Our degrees open the door to a range of careers, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts, scientific journalists and medical researchers. Many students go on to further study.
Students undertake four years of study. Core modules include the study of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, the quantum world of atomic, nuclear and particle physics, quantum physics of materials, wave physics and light as an electromagnetic. Around a quarter of your study will involve modules chosen from a range of options, enabling you to tailor the degree to your interests and career aspirations. MPhys students can study our MPhys ‘with degree’ modules. In your third and fourth year we offer numerous optional modules that reflect the specialist areas relevant to your course and key areas that will be critical in the future within the overall context of Physics and Astronomy. We place great importance on the development of graduate skills vital for future employment by adding transferrable skills into learning and teaching, right from the first lecture. Our flexible learning programme also allows you to personalise your learning by choosing interdisciplinary modules or modules from other programmes such as modern languages, law and management. For further details on optional modules available: http://www.phys.soton.ac.uk/programmes/f303-mphys-physics-4-yrs#modules
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