4 yrs full-time
F313; Short form: MPhys/AP
Preston (Campus code: U)
If you have a passion for understanding how things work, along with an aptitude for maths and scientific experiments, then UCLan's MPhys Applied Physics degree course provide a rounded education in the subject, from quantum physics to lasers, with an emphasis on practical skills and applications. You will improve your mathematical skills, backed up by practical laboratory experience, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics, and how they apply to real situations. You will gain all the practical skills that apply to physics, including planning, processing and analysing experiments, all of which are useful in the workplace and sought after by employers.
320 points at A2 including A/B in Physics and Maths (excluding General Studies)
BTEC considered with Maths and Physics A2
Pass Access To HE with 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate 31P
IELTS grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
5 GCSEs at grade C inc Maths & English or equivalent
If you wish to follow this route from 2017 please apply for BSc (Hons) Physics; after successful completion of the first year you may be able to progress into year 2 of BSc (Hons) / MPhys Applied Physics.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.
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All the BSc (Hons)/MPhys courses have a common first year with the opportunity to choose your specialisation at the end of that year: Physics, Applied Physics, Physics with Astrophysics, or Astrophysics. You can choose if you want to continue on to the MPhys route at the end of Year 2. If you are planning a career in scientific research, we would strongly recommend the four-year MPhys qualification.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
All our courses in Physics and Astrophysics are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and completion leads to Associate Membership of the IOP. Graduate IOP members can use the letters AMInstP after their name and work towards Chartered Physicist (CPhys) status. Our distance-learning courses in Astronomy are recognised by the IOP, and courses in Astrophysics are also recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and students are welcome to join and become Fellows of the RAS.
We have recently invested over £200,000 to install a new large telescope at Alston Observatory.
The University has its own observatory, the Alston Observatory, one of the largest teaching observatories in the UK. It is used weekly by Year 1 students on all degrees, and throughout the Astrophysics degrees, and enables you to make real astronomical observations.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad, either a whole year of study with an approved international partner university, or a project within a collaborating research group, such as in Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, or with NASA in the USA.
Graduates of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics are amongst the most employable in the world and are in particularly high demand for technical and business sectors, where analytical and mathematical skills are at a premium. Graduates have found employment in industry, government research institutes, overseas laboratories and observatories, financial institutions, teaching and scientific journalism.
Most of our distance-learning Astronomy students have a passionate interest in the subject, and those completing the degree course can go on to further study, teaching, or work in an observatory. Other possible careers include science communication and public outreach.