MPhys Physics with Mathematics

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  • Objectives
    Mathematics is the language of physics. Just as physicists are fascinated by the way simple and elegant concepts underlie most physical properties of the universe, so mathematicians are fascinated by the way simple abstract ideas recur, finding applications in many seemingly unrelated fields. This degree combines both disciplines, giving you a good grasp of mathematical techniques combined with the scientific knowledge and practical skills of the physicist. Our Physics course provides a broad-based and intellectually demanding education across the whole spectrum of modern physics. It includes all the fundamental knowledge essential to the professional physicist, and will help you to develop the qualities and abilities physicists rely on. The four-year MPhys gives you greater experience of research work and the opportunity to select some advanced topics to study in greater depth. The mathematics component is taught by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and covers topics in both pure and applied mathematics.
  • 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 International Baccalaureate - 33 points Core Requirements - GCE A Level Physics and Maths. GCE AS Level Maths cannot replace GCE A Level Maths
  • Academic title
    MPhys Physics with Mathematics
  • 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.

    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
    Atomic and Laser Physics  10
    Complex Analysis  10
    Electromagnetism  10
    Further Quantum Mechanics  10
    Optics  10
    Programming in C  10
    Statistical Physics  10
    Applicable Analysis  10
    Classical Control  10
    Codes and Cryptography  10
    Combinatorics  10
    Continuum Mechanics  10
    Differential Equations: A Case Study  10
    Differential Geometry  10
    Fluid Mechanics I  10
    Graph Theory  10
    Introduction to Relativity  10
    Knots and Surfaces  10
    Magnetism and Superconductivity  10
    Mathematical Methods  10
    Metals, Semi-conductors and Insulators  10
    Milestones in Applied Mathematics 1: Electromagnetism  10
    Milestones in Applied Mathematics II: Quantum Theory  10
    Nuclear Physics  10
    Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations  10
    Operations Research  10
    Particle Physics  10
    Physics Level 3 Project 1  10
    Physics Level 3 Project 2  10
    Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics  10
    Topics in Number Theory  10
    Waves  10
    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Research Project in Physics and Astronomy  40
    Fractals  10
    Galois Theory  10
    Signal Processing  10
    Advanced Quantum Mechanics  10
    Aspects of Modern Physics (Half Module)  10
    Literature Search in Physics  10
    Magnetism and Superconductivity  10
    Metals, Semi-conductors and Insulators  10
    Nuclear Physics  10
    Optical Properties of Solids  10
    Particle Physics  10
    Physics in an Enterprise Culture  10
    Physics of Semiconductors  10
    Quantum Mechanics for Particle Physics  10
    Reading in Theoretical Physics II  10
    Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics  10
    The Physics of Soft Condensed Matter  10

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