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Physics with Astrophysics (4 Years) [MPhys]

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UCAS course code
F3FA
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

This course is designed for students wishing to obtain a solid grounding in physics but who also want to study astronomy. Astrophysics principally involves the application of the laws of physics to distant regions in which the physical conditions can only be inferred from the emission of electromagnetic radiation. During the course you can learn about the Sun and the Solar System, the Stars and the Galaxy, distant galaxies and quasars and the beginning of the universe in the Big Bang. You learn how to apply basic physics in situations that are often extreme compared to those available on earth.

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
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/physics
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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