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MPhys Physics with Philosophy / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

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 Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades A*AA-AAA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

38-37 points overall.  7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (including Physics and Maths).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
In September 2017, there were 310 places/1700 applicants.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

This course provides a solid grounding in all aspects of physics, both theoretical and experimental. However a substantial amount of laboratory work is replaced by lecture courses and project work in philosophy. Typical course units forming the Philosophy stream include: Moral Philosophy; Theory of Knowledge; Philosophy of Science and Ethics. The works of Spinoza, Wittgenstein and Aristotle might also be studied. You undertake a major project in an area of physics and philosophy in your fourth year as well as choosing from a diverse range of philosophy and physics fourth year course units.

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

Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook (also known as The Blue Book). Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme:  http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=38162

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,500 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
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4297
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/physics
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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