Comments about BSc Mathematics and Physics  At the institution  Sheffield  South Yorkshire

Objectives
The Mathematics course is taught by the three departments of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and probability and Statistics. Most Single Honours students start by studying Core Mathematics and all three of these subjects and may specialise in one or two of them later on. Dual Honours students take Core Mathematics and some of the same modules as the Single Honours students, and spend roughly half of their time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. There is scope for changing degree course within the first few weeks of arriving in Sheffield, and sometimes at the end of the first or second year. The courses in Applied Mathematics and Probability and Statistics do not assume prior knowledge of these subjects. This course combines much of the Core, Pure and Applied Mathematics offered on the BSc in Mathematics (course code G100) with units in Physics taught by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This course is run jointly with the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels  ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels  AB + BB Scottish Highers  AAAB + AB in Advanced Highers Irish Leaving Cert.  AABBB BTEC Level N  4 Distinctions and 2 Merits International Baccalaureate  33 points Core Requirements  GCE A level Maths and Physics. GCE AS Level Maths cannot replace GCE A Level Maths

Academic title
BSc Mathematics and Physics

Course description
Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.
Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.
Important notice :
This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.
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Typical First Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Fields, Waves and Quanta 20
Mechanics, Heat and Matter 20
Differential and Difference Equations 10
Mathematics for Physicists 10
Mathematics with Maple 10
Matrices and Geometry 10
Mechanics in Action 10
Practical Calculus 10
Probability, Sets and Complex Numbers 10
Vectors and Motion 10
Typical Second Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Advanced Calculus 10
Applied Differential Equations 10
Atomic Spectra and Relativity 10
Experimental Physics 2 10
Linear Mathematics for Applications 10
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Astronomy 10
Mechanics 10
Methods for Differential Equations 10
Quantum Mechanics 10
Solids 10
Thermal Physics 10
Vectors and Fluids 10
Typical Third Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Complex Analysis 10
Electromagnetism 10
Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics 10
Applicable Analysis 10
Atomic and Laser Physics 10
Classical Control 10
Codes and Cryptography 10
Combinatorics 10
Continuum Mechanics 10
Dark Matter and the Universe 10
Differential Geometry 10
Fluid Mechanics I 10
Further Quantum Mechanics 10
Graph Theory 10
History of Mathematics 10
Introduction to Relativity 10
Knots and Surfaces 10
Magnetism and Superconductivity 10
Mathematical Methods 10
Metals, Semiconductors and Insulators 10
Milestones in Applied Mathematics 1: Electromagnetism 10
Milestones in Applied Mathematics II: Quantum Theory 10
Nuclear Astrophysics 10
Nuclear Physics 10
Operations Research 10
Particle Physics 10
Physics Level 3 Project 1 10
Physics Level 3 Project 2 10
Programming in C 10
Relativity and Cosmology 10
Statistical Physics 10
Topics in Number Theory 10
Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme in Mathematics 10
Waves 10