BSc Mathematics and Physics (GFD3)

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UCAS code GFD3
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 7

About BSc Mathematics and Physics

This course is particularly suited to students who have a strong interest in theoretical physics or applied mathematics.

Your mathematics study will focus on the areas of applied mathematics that are most connected to physics, such as the mathematical modelling of physical problems, quantum mechanics, quantum chaos and random matrix theory. You will also cover a range of topics in physics, such as thermal physics, electromagnetism and semiconductors.

You will take 70 credit points in mathematics and 50 credit points in physics in the first year. All first-year units are mandatory.

Second-year units are mostly fixed, but in your final year you can choose options to suit your interests across both mathematics and physics. You will complete a physics project in your third year.

More about Mathematics

Find out more about studying Mathematics and Physics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BSc Mathematics and Physics - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Physics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits at Distinction including at least 12 credits in both Mathematics and Physics and 15 credits at Merit. A further qualification such as A-level Mathematics may also be required; please contact Admissions for advice regarding your Access course's content
BTEC offer D*DD in Science pathway with Distinction in Mathematics unit; or DDD plus A-level Mathematics at A
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

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