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MPhys Physics with Astrophysics / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MPhys
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
A*A*A -A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Physics Practical Assessment in the newly reformed Physics A Level.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
39 points overall, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level Subjects (to include Physics and Maths) 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
For entry in September 2016 there were 270 places/1200 applicants.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
F3FA
UCAS institution code
M20

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 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases.. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

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

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