MSci Physics with Industrial Experience (F305)

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UCAS code F305
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Physics with Industrial Experience

This four-year MSci Physics course includes a year gaining hands-on paid experience in industry. A year spent in industry can be a life-changing and rewarding experience. It can help you hone your skills in project management, teamwork and communication, and provide invaluable insights into commercial pressures and real-world applied science.

Organisations our students have recently worked for include the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Airbus, JP Morgan, Sharp, Rolls-Royce and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

You will continue to study core physics via distance learning during your year in industry, in readiness for your final-year project or dissertation back at the University. Our students' final-year projects address questions at the frontiers of our research fields, and the most successful have been published in scientific journals.

Our physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, a testament to the value that employers place on the transferable skills that you gain on this course. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

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Course structure

First year

  • physics, including special relativity, mechanics, oscillations and waves, fields, properties of matter and laboratory work
  • mathematics
  • optional third subject.

Second year

  • quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, cosmology, thermal physics, electromagnetism, mathematical physics, and nuclear and particle physics
  • practical laboratory, computing and science presentation skills.

Third year

  • year in industry, including distance learning of core physics third-year units.

Fourth year

  • final-year research project or student seminar and computational physics
  • physics and astrophysics options, which might include:
    • magnetism and superconductivity
    • particle physics
    • advanced quantum physics
    • advanced computational physics
    • methods of theoretical physics
    • general relativity and cosmology
    • condensed matter
    • nanophysics
    • biophysics
    • galaxies
    • high energy astrophysics
    • the physics of radiation
    • gas and plasma in the universe.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Physics with Industrial Experience

Typical offer for MSci Physics with Industrial Experience - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics (excluding Statistics) and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics.
BTEC offer D*DD in Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with either Distinction in specified units and A in A-level Mathematics, or A*A in both Mathematics and Physics A-levels (in any order). Students taking Applied Science BTEC should apply for Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

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