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Physics (4 Years) [MPhys]

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UCAS course code
F305
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
MPhys
Duration
4 years
Number of places/applicants
For entry in September 2014 there were 270 places/1200 applicants.
Typical A-level offer
A*A*A - A*AA (to include Physics and Maths and exclude General Studies)

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
Overall score of 39 - 38 with HL grades of 7,7, 6 - 7,6, 6 (to include Physics and Maths) 

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

In Years 1 and 2, the course provides a foundation in classical physics including dynamics, waves, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. At the same time newer concepts are introduced including the unification of space and time, the meaning of wave-particle duality and the relation between entropy and disorder. This introduction is taught through course units in special relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. These modern concepts and the techniques of classical physics lay the foundation for study in Year 3 and 4 during which you may choose from a wide range of options designed to develop your expertise in diverse topics including: atomic and molecular structure, solid state electronic devices, electro-magnetic radiation, lasers, stars and cosmology, particle and nuclear physics and the more advanced aspects of theoretical physics.

It is possible to transfer to the 3-year BSc course at the beginning of your third year.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Faculty Excellence Scholarship awarded to outstanding Overseas applicants. Physics Entrance Scholarship awarded to Home/EU applicants who achieve 3 A*s or the EU equivalent.

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This course is delivered by:

School of Physics and Astronomy

Contact details

Academic department
School of Physics and Astronomy
Contact name
Val Brennan
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9220
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4297
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/physics
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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